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Instant Play Festival throws together a spectacular show

Instant Play Festival throws together a spectacular show

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor

September 29, 2016


Filed under A&E, A&E Highlight

For the ninth year since its inception, the Instant Play Festival kicked off the 2016-2017 Whitman theatrical season in style, with students showcasing their hastily constructed and quality-made short plays on Harper Joy Theater’s Alexander Stage. The plays ranged significantly. Dramatic, introspective works like ...

‘My Chernobyl’ Brings ‘Toxic Wit’ to Harper Joy

‘My Chernobyl’ Brings ‘Toxic Wit’ to Harper Joy

Emma Dahl

April 11, 2013


Filed under A&E, A&E Highlight, Front Page Slideshow

Harper Joy Theatre's latest production will be Aaron Bushkowsky's "My Chernobyl," a play that Whitman's website describes as "a quirky romance, both touching and hilarious." The plot follows "a naïve Canadian [who] travels to Belarus to give an inheritance to his father's last remaining relative....

‘Trelawny’ whirls into Harper Joy with love, intrigue, hoop skirts

Clara Bartlett

May 3, 2012


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From Thursday, May 3 through Sunday, May 6, Harper Joy Theatre presents "Trelawny" on the Alexander Stage, adapted from Sir Arthur Pinero's "Trelawny." The performance will be repeated again during Commencement Weekend, from Thursday, May 17 through Saturday, May 19. After attending rehearsal,...

Dramatic readings of alumni letters reveal dynamic social change

Clara Bartlett

April 26, 2012


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Ever read something you weren't supposed to––a private note, a journal entry, an unread text blinking on a friend's phone? Well, this Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28, three Whitman alumni invite current Whitman students to hear (guilt free!) numerous private letters written by Whitman students...

‘Hello Failure’ offers graceful, life-affirming portrait of courage

Alex Hagen

March 11, 2012


Filed under A&E, Reviews

"Hello Failure," a comedy written and directed by Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre Kristen Kosmas, was performed from Thursday, Mar. 1 through Sunday, Mar. 4 at Harper Joy Theatre. The show, described as a "sprawling, associative, neo-realistic comedy of beauty," centers on the story of seven...

One-Acts depict innovative visions of love, apocalypse

caitlinhardee

February 9, 2012


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Senior Thomas Knook swore in frustration in Harper Joy's "Black Box" as the actor struggled to enter gun-first through the curtains. The rifle muzzle appeared under the curtain hem and began inching forward. "Navy Seal!" quipped junior Jeremy Howell, director of senior David Otten's one-act play...

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