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Student Production Droopy Drawers is a Delightful Tour De Force

Maude Lustig, Yegg

March 29, 2018

First time playwright Andrew Gladwell made a splash in Whitman’s theater community with the premiere of his original play Droopy Drawers. The play centers around young man Peter as his attempts to achieve success in his career and love life are foiled by his inability to keep his pants from falling d...

Dear Mom: An advice column

Illustration by Meg Cuca

Dear Mom, Opinion Writer

October 13, 2016

Dear Mom,  My Anderson roommate threw up a Taq burrito on my desk and rock collection. They haven’t cleaned it up. Do I need to clean it up or should they do it since they were the one that threw up on it? Help! —Between a Rock and a Hard Place   Dear Between a Rock and a Hard Place, ...

Instant Play Festival throws together a spectacular show

Photo by Caroline Ashford Arya

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 plays on Harper Joy Theater’s Alexander Stage. The plays ranged significantly. Dramatic, introspective works like ...

Pio Picks: Week of Oct. 15

Martina Pansze

October 15, 2015

Performance of Butt Kapinski, an interactive mystery/comedy play: Oct. 16 & 17, 7:30 p.m. at the Gesa Powerhouse, 111 N 6th Ave.   JeanLouis Tripp & François Lapierre Drawing Concert and Book Signing: Friday, Oct. 16th at 7:00 p.m. in the Maxey Museum. Part of the SEEING STORIES: ...

One Acts Exhibit Power of Whitman Unity

One Acts Exhibit Power of Whitman Unity

Adam Heymann

February 13, 2014

Have you ever noticed the correlation between the fun you have and the fun you see others having? For example, let's say you're sitting in the middle of a lecture, and the person on your right is falling asleep, while the person on your left is doodling. You're more than likely to be infected by their...

‘Don Jon’ Reveals More Than Just Naked Bodies

'Don Jon' Reveals More Than Just Naked Bodies

Nathan Fisher

October 3, 2013

Moviegoers in Walla Walla hit the jackpot this weekend when several promising new movies were released. My choices were boiled down to porn versus drinking buddies, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt's new comedy about porn addiction, "Don Jon," won. That's right, an R-rated kind of pornographic dramatic comedy entertained! "Don Jon" follows the day-to-...

Little Theatre of Walla Walla Features New Adaptation of ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’

The characters Anna and Mrs. Von Don at the Little Theater of Walla Walla during a recent rehearsal.  Photos by Marlena Sloss.

Emma Dahl

April 4, 2013

The Little Theatre of Walla Walla is, as its name implies, a small red building just north of Whitman's campus. Despite its size, the theatre can boast that it has presented approximately four shows per season since it opened in 1944. Its latest show is a new adaptation of "The Diary of Anne Frank,"...

Nascar insitutes minimum BAC level

Kyle Seasly

October 18, 2012

Shakespeare once said that alcohol "provokes the desire but ... takes away the performance." I don't know what he was talking about there, but obviously Shakespeare didn't think about NASCAR when he said that it would take away from the performance. Indeed, NASCAR executives announced, to the surprise...

‘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. After attending rehearsal,...

Harper Joy throws wild ‘Birthday Party’

Mallory Martin

April 12, 2012

Running through Sunday, April 15, Harold Pinter's "The Birthday Party" brings a mix of humor, menace, mayhem and student originality to Harper Joy Theater. Written in 1958, and considered a classic piece of Absurdist theatre, "The Birthday Party" tells the story of an odd group of individuals who fall into violent and chaotic behavior during a surprise birthd...

One-Acts depict innovative visions of love, apocalypse


February 9, 2012

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...

Harper Joy Theatre unveils stunning new remodels

Credit: Marin Axtell


September 8, 2011

There is a striking new jewel on campus where the bland façade of Harper Joy Theatre used to stand. The hub of Whitman's drama community underwent extensive remodeling over the summer. An expansive glass entrance leads the visitor into Harper Joy's chambered heart. Whitman's Garrett Professo...

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