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Whitman Wire

Vol. CLIV, Issue 9
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Photo by Caroline Ashford Arya

Instant Play Festival throws together a spectacular show

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor September 29, 2016

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...

My Chernobyl Brings Toxic Wit to Harper Joy

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

Emma Dahl April 11, 2013

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...

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

Clara Bartlett May 3, 2012
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.

Dramatic readings of alumni letters reveal dynamic social change

Clara Bartlett April 26, 2012
Ever read something you weren’t supposed to—a private note, a journal entry, an unread text blinking on a friend’s phone? This Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28, three Whitman alumni invite current Whitman students to hear numerous private letters from the classes of 1965 through 1972.

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

Alex Hagen March 11, 2012
Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre Kristen Kosmas' play “Hello Failure," described as a “sprawling, associative, neo-realistic comedy of beauty," was performed from Thursday, Mar. 1 through Sunday, Mar. 4 on the Alexander Stage of the Harper Joy Theatre.

One-Acts depict innovative visions of love, apocalypse

caitlinhardee February 9, 2012
Senior Thomas Knook swore in frustration 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.
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