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Circle Mirror Transformation

Circle Mirror Transformation

Connie Moore, Staff Reporter

March 6, 2019

Last week the play “Circle Mirror Transformation”, written by Annie Baker, premiered at Whitman. The play was directed by Anthony Reale ‘19 and followed the lives of five participants in an acting class: Marty, James, Teresa, Lauren, and Schultz. Marty, the eccentric acting teacher, led the class w...

Passion Onstage: Anna Ballew at Plumb Cellars

Passion Onstage: Anna Ballew at Plumb Cellars

Renny Acheson, Staff Reporter

March 6, 2019

On the evening of Friday, Mar. 1, Resident Director of Lyman House Anna Ballew ‘18 took the stage at Plumb Cellars for a night of music. In the cozy, sophisticated venue on East Main Street, Ballew performed both covers and original works.   A Whitman alum, Ballew grew up in Missoula, ...

Wire Watch: March 7 to March 28

Emma Chung, A&E Editor

March 6, 2019

Thursday, March 7th 4:00 to 9:00 pm in the Alexander Stage, Harper Joy Theatre Showcase your theatre talents and sign up to audition for Life Is A Dream. The script calls for three main male characters as well as two main female characters in addition to supporting roles. However, gender and race are...

Red

Red

Renny Acheson, Staff Reporter

February 28, 2019

From February 20th-23rd, Whitman students performed British playwright Somalia Seaton’s Red for three evening shows and one matinee performance. The performances took place in the Friemann Theatre in Harper Joy Theater.   The project served as the senior thesis for director Donovan Olsen ...

Review: They Shall Not Grow Old

Review: They Shall Not Grow Old

Cy Burchenal, Staff Reporter

February 28, 2019

New Zealand director Peter Jackson is no stranger to global audiences. His adaptation of The Lord of the Rings became both a commercial and cultural phenomenon. In his new documentary, They Shall Not Grow Old, Jackson employs his considerable talents in a similar, but more humanitarian, direction. Hi...

WIRE WATCH: February 28 to March 4

Vlad Voinich, Staff Reporter

February 28, 2019

Visiting Writers Reading Series Thursday, February 28 at 07:00pm in Kimball Theatre in Hunter Conservatory A nonfiction writer Inara Verzemnieks will talk about her art and experience at Whitman. Verzemnieks is the author of the memoir “Among the Living and the Dead: a Tale of Exile and Homecomin...

WIRE WATCH: February 21-28

Renny Acheson, Staff Reporter

February 23, 2019

Red Wednesday, February 20th- Friday, February 22nd, Saturday February 23rd 8pm on Wednesday-Friday, 2pm on Saturday Harper Joy Theatre   Written by Somalia Seaton and directed by Donovan Olsen ‘19, Red follows the processing of Dee after her best friend Jay goes missing, cent...

Chamber Concert

Chamber Concert

Cy Burchenal, Staff Reporter

February 23, 2019

Earlier this month, Whitman’s orchestra and Chamber Singers choir traveled to Boston to perform at the College Orchestra Directors Convention. As two largely parallel musical groups, the choir and orchestra do not often get the opportunity to travel and interact with one another. I spoke with orche...

Whitman Teaches the Movement Art Show Opening at Walla Walla Public Library

Whitman Teaches the Movement Art Show Opening at Walla Walla Public Library

Vlad Voinich, Staff Reporter

February 23, 2019

On Saturday, Feb. 16 Whitman Teaches the Movement opened the Walla Walla Public Library to host an art show. The show was open to everyone, in particular to the children of the local community. Several Whitman students volunteered to help organize the space and share their artistic talents. Whitman ...

Lunar New Year Celebration at Whitman

Vlad Voinich, Staff Reporter

February 14, 2019

On Saturday, Feb. 9 Whitman students, staff and community members celebrated the Lunar New Year in the Reid Ballroom. Chinese international students as well as Chinese-identifying Americans put the event together with the help of volunteers. The event had a variety of activities, performances and ev...

“BlacKkKlansman” and Activist Theo Wilson

Connie Moore, Staff Reporter

February 14, 2019

Last Wednesday, Whitman screened Spike Lee’s "BlacKkKlansman," in coordination with a talk given by Black Lives Matter activist, Theo Wilson, on Thursday. Whitman African Student Association (WASA) member and event organizer Jordon Crawford introduced the movie saying, “When you’re watching j...

One Act Play Festival Inspires Creativity and Student Involvement

One Act Play Festival Inspires Creativity and Student Involvement

Renny Acheson, Staff Reporter

February 14, 2019

From Feb. 7 through the 10, the Alexander Stage at Harper Joy Theater served as the venue for the 30th annual One Act Play Festival. The festival brings community members together for four days to enjoy the work of Whitman students.   The One Act Play Festival showcases three student-written and di...

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