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A victory sweeter than candy: Harper Joy Theatre hosts costume contest

Alexa Grechishkin, Campus Life Reporter November 3, 2022

The spooky ambiance of fall permeated all corners of campus as students prepared for the fabled "Halloweekend." Whether they indulged in a scary movie, went to a party or enjoyed some fall treats,...

Attending “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” at Harper Joy

Ben Kearney, Campus Life Reporter April 28, 2022

Editor's note: This article has been edited to name and credit some of the students involved in creating this production.  Whitman students finished up a four-show run of the "25th Annual Putnam County...

The Revolutionists, a comedic, feminist reclamation of history, to hit Harper Joy Theater

The Revolutionists, a comedic, feminist reclamation of history, to hit Harper Joy Theater

Elise Sanders, Campus Life Reporter September 30, 2021

Four women, who’ve survived in our collective memory as mournful, headless figures of a bygone era, will live once more, resuscitated by Laura Gunderson in her 2017 play "The Revolutionists." On Thursday,...

Photo by Nathaniel Martin.

Whitman theater department welcomes Aaron Chvatal as new costume shop director, readjusts to a season of live productions

Zac Bentz, Campus Life Editor September 16, 2021

As the fall semester begins, bringing with it the long-absent promise of live community performance, the Whitman theater department welcomes Aaron Chvatal as its new Costume Shop Director and Visiting...

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“Do You Think About Me, Too?” explores ghosts, grief and online theatre

Leo Polk , A&E Reporter March 11, 2021

Ghosts, grief and good intentions were three prominent themes in senior theatre majors Eva Sullivan and Oriana Golden’s thesis performance of “Do You Think About Me, Too?” This last weekend,...

Intimacy direction: An onstage chemistry essential

Sienna Axe , A&E Reporter October 3, 2019

It’s a tale as old as student theatre: two unsuspecting cast members are sent to a corner to figure out how to kiss each other and come back when they’re ready to do it onstage. Or worse, one of the...

“Trial of the Catonsville Nine” Connects Past and Present

Alasdair Padman, Staff Reporter March 8, 2018

Activist and poet Reverend Daniel Berrigan visited Whitman campus twice, once in the 1970s and again in the early 1980s. Each time, he directed a dramatic reading of “The Trial of the Catonsville Nine.”...

Wire Watch: Week of May 4th

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor May 4, 2017

"You Can't Take it With You:" The famed comedy about a dysfunctional family caps of Harper Joy Theatre's 2016-2017 season. Evening shows Thursday-Saturday, May 4-6, 8:00 p.m.; matinee show Sunday, May...

Wire Watch: Week of April 13th

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor April 11, 2017

"breath, sweat, hair, dirt, dust:" A mixed-bill of new contemporary choreographies, performed by Whitman students. 8 p.m., Thursday-Saturday, April 13-15 (matinees at 2 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, April 15-16),...

Wire Watch: Week of February 2nd

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor February 8, 2017

"'The Public Thing' Goes Public" Lecture: Professor Sarah Davies, of Whitman, will present on the "image" of Rome in the second century that helped forge an empire. To be held 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on...

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“A Night of Sam Shepard:” An Interview with Erin Kirkpatrick

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor December 8, 2016

On Wednesday, Dec. 7, showings began for Harper Joy Theatre’s “A Night of Sam Shepard,” a two hour theatrical event featuring productions of Sam Shepard’s plays “Cowboy Mouth” and “Action.”...

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Keeping 400-year-old Jokes Relevant: Students Rise to Perform “Twelfth Night”

Allison Hall March 10, 2016
Taking on Shakespeare is a daunting task for anyone; but Harper Joy's production of "The Twelfth Night" kept the crowd on the edge of their seats with live music, palpable energy and an active engagement with the audience.
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