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“Playing With Fire” resurrects Frankenstein

“Playing With Fire” resurrects Frankenstein

Ryder Brookes, A&E Reporter

October 24, 2019

This weekend, the theater department will bring Mary Shelley’s "Frankenstein" back from the dead, literally. From Oct. 24 through 27, Director Annaliese Baker will bring an adapted version of the famous novel to Harper Joy Theatre. The play is an epilogue, continuing the story after the ending of She...

“Swan Lake” connects orchestra with ballet

Rohan Press, A&E Reporter

October 24, 2019

Four days. That’s the amount of time the Walla Walla Symphony had to rehearse the score for "Swan Lake" as a unified orchestra before their performance in Cordiner Hall on Oct. 20..  “We only got with the dancers last night, for the very first time,” said Ed Dixon, principal cellist for the symphony....

“Coming Out Stories” embrace community, bravery

“Coming Out Stories” embrace community, bravery

Kaitlin Cho, A&E Reporter

October 24, 2019

Nearly all of the lights in Reid’s Coffeehouse were dimmed, except for the ones that suffused the floor’s stage in a warm glow. There, students and faculty stepped into the light and spoke about their experiences coming out to friends, family and themselves.  Whitman’s "Coming Out Stories," organized ...

Wire Watch: Oct. 24-31

Wire Watch: Oct. 24-31

Sienna Axe, A&E Reporter

October 24, 2019

Oct. 24-27: Playing With Fire (After Frankenstein) Thursday, Oct. 24 - Saturday, Oct. 26, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 27, 2 p.m., Alexander Stage in Harper Joy Theatre. “Playing With Fire (After Frankenstein),” Written by Barbara Field, Directed by Annaliese Baker. Find out what happens to the Cre...

Folk Dance Club animates tradition

Folk Dance Club animates tradition

Ryder Brookes, A&E Reporter

October 19, 2019

Traditional Romanian, Israeli, Greek and many other dance styles come alive at Whitman College through the Folk Dance Club. The Folk Dance Club is a student-led organization headed by junior Tamzen Shissler and sophomore Alicia Cover. The club meets weekly to learn traditional dances and the histo...

“Joker”: Rebirth or death?

Sienna Axe, A&E Reporter

October 19, 2019

Depending on who you ask, "Joker" (2019, dir. Todd Phillips) either marks the rebirth of the comic book movie or the death of art. While it was released to wider audiences on Oct. 4, 2019, the film initially premiered in competition at August's Venice International Film Festival — the first comic b...

Wire Watch: Oct. 17-24

Wire Watch: Oct. 17-24

Kaitlin Cho, A&E Reporter

October 19, 2019

Visiting Writers Reading Series: Camille Dungy Thursday, Oct. 17, 7 p.m., Kimball Theatre in Hunter Conservatory. Camille Dungy, award-winning poet and professor, is coming to Whitman College to talk about and read some of her work. This event is free and open to the public.   Coming...

Library makeover: New art revitalizes frequented space

Library makeover: New art revitalizes frequented space

Renny Acheson, A&E Editor

October 19, 2019

Since its construction in 1956, Penrose Library has served as a setting for intellectual, artistic and personal exploration in the Walla Walla community. Among windows, shelves and cubicles, art pieces of a variety of mediums illuminate the spaces and create an interactive visual experience for viewers....

Fridays at Four: Roger McVey and the art of “Transformations”

Rohan Press, A&E Reporter

October 9, 2019

The piece was Gustave le Gray. Roger McVey sways at the piano, and the music sways with him. His delicate phrasings create a series of impressions that coalesce, physicalize, then fade away. The theme and title of this week’s Friday at Four recital series — organized and hosted by Professor Ja...

Tess Gallagher inspires creativity and resilience in writing

Kaitlin Cho, A&E Reporter

October 9, 2019

On Thursday, Oct. 3, poet Tess Gallagher came onto the Kimball Theatre stage to read numerous poems from her most recent book, "Is, Is Not", and speak about her inspirations, travels and personal stories.  “It was incredible,” sophomore Miller Hammond said. “There was someone during the Q&A...

Wire Watch: Oct. 10-16

Wire Watch: Oct. 10-16

Ryder Brookes, A&E Reporter

October 9, 2019

Sheehan Gallery Exhibition: Gathering Friday, Oct. 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Sheehan Gallery in Olin Hall. Come listen to Karl Davis, the Executive Director of Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts, speak about the creation of his organization creating educational, social and economic opportunities for N...

Club Latinx celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Club Latinx celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Sienna Axe, A&E Reporter

October 9, 2019

Reid Ballroom did not look like Reid Ballroom on Saturday, Oct. 5. Gone was the large, empty room first-years took their student ID photos in. Between bright, colorful decorations, a large turnout and plenty of dancing, the space felt less like a student center and more like a club, making someone f...

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