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‘Camino Real’ Brings Surreal Mystery to Harper Joy

Sam Adler

December 6, 2012


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"Camino Real," the second major production of the year to make use of Harper Joy Theatre's Alexander Stage, opens on Thursday, Dec. 6 for a four-day run. Tennessee Williams' surreal and literary play may not seem like the most obvious choice for a Whitman production, but the depth of its script was one of the reas...

‘Shooting Simone’ Breathes Life Into History

Sam Adler

November 8, 2012


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Things were aflutter in Harper Joy Theatre last Sunday as thespians and crew members prepared for a dress rehearsal of the second non-instant play of the term. The play in question––"Shooting Simone" by Lynne Kauffman––runs from Nov. 7 to Nov. 10, and is to be the first big production of the year to make use of the Freimann Studio Theatre...

Behind the Scenes with Shooting Simone

Serena Runyan

November 7, 2012


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This Wednesday, the student-directed production of Lynne Kaufman's play Shooting Simone will open on Whitman campus. This comedy, set in 20th century Paris, deals with love, love affairs, feminism, and the fallibility of truth. The Pioneer asked a few questions of the cast, stage manager, and student...

‘Noises Off’ comes to Harper Joy

Mallory Martin

October 18, 2012


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The lines have been memorized; door choreography is down; lights, sound and set have been perfected and the opening night of "Noises Off" is upon us. From Thursday, Oct. 18 through Sunday, Oct. 21, the Harper Joy Theatre will present the famed play-within-a-play comedy, complete with humorous misunderstandings,...

Instant Play Festival finishes strong with an entertaining day two

Quin Nelson

September 23, 2012


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What do boots, the words "Show me your hands!" and an offstage crash have in common? That was for the playwrights of the Instant Play Festival to create and the audience to find out Sunday night on the Alexander Stage at Harper Joy Theatre. The seven playwrights whose works were performed Sunday night...

Playwrights give guidance, inspiration to Instant Play Festival participants

Playwrights give guidance, inspiration to Instant Play Festival participants

Mallory Martin

September 20, 2012


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The Instant Play Festival is a time-honored Whitman tradition. Entering its fifth year, the festival gives 14 Whitties the opportunity to learn from three different professional playwrights over the course of three weeks, absorbing all they can and learning the tricks of the trade. At 9 p.m. on Friday, Sept....

Fine arts departments welcome new professors

Mallory Martin

September 13, 2012


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The performing arts around campus just got a facelift with three new professors joining the Whitman team. Coming to us from around the country and the world, these gentlemen will have plenty to contribute to the campus. Alumnus Jimmy Maize '02, recipient of the Pete Reid Award for Young Alumni in...

‘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,...

Harper Joy throws wild ‘Birthday Party’

Mallory Martin

April 12, 2012


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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...

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

Alex Hagen

March 11, 2012


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"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...

Snowbound explorations of love delight in ‘Bus Stop’

Snowbound explorations of love delight in ‘Bus Stop’

Clara Bartlett

December 8, 2011


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Consider this your Greyhound ticket to thoroughly enjoyable procrastination. From Thursday, Dec. 8, through Sunday, Dec. 11, Harper Joy Theatre presents the romantic comedy "Bus Stop" by William Inge on the Alexander Stage, directed by Visiting Instructor of Theatre Katie Pearl. The Pioneer caught an earl...

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