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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), Harper Joy Theatre. Free for Whitman students. "Babeland presents The 'Moregasm' Workshop:" A ...

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 Feb. 2, in Olin Hall 129. Free admission. "The Producers": The Mel Brooks comedy will continue s...

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

Photo by Caroline Ashford Arya

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.” The two plays, respectively, are directed by senior theatre majors, Erin Kirkpatrick and Drew Sc...

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

Photo contributed by John Lee

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.

The One Act Play Contest

Emma Cooper

February 18, 2016

The One Act Play Contest took place February 10th-14th, playing student-written and directed plays every night.

“Go On” dance recital invites collaboration between guest artist, instructors, students

Megan Hearst

November 12, 2015

After months of hard work, the dance department’s annual recital, this year titled "Go On," has come to fruition. The process, which began with auditions in September, culminates in the performance at Harper Joy Theatre, on Wednesday, November 11th at 8:00 pm. Dance professors Renee Archibald and Pe...

Students produce independent projects at Harper Joy Theatre

Hannah Bartman

April 30, 2015

Student-initiated and independently produced theater performances are few and far between outside of the main theater season, but in the upcoming month there will be three plays performed and produced solely by students. Senior Eli Zavatsky created a solo performance, "The Bat-Poet and the She-Wolf,"...

‘Eurydice’ Set to Create Other-wordly Atmosphere

'Eurydice' Set to Create Other-wordly Atmosphere

Emma Dahl

April 17, 2014

The most recent production at Harper Joy Theater, "Eurydice" by Sarah Ruhl, is the classical Greek story of Orpheus's descent into the underworld, but from his wife Eurydice's point of view. According to Assistant Professor of Theater Greg Mitchell, Whitman's theater department has taken some bi...

Unique Variety Show Format Creates New Opportunities, Challenges

Photo by Marlena Sloss

Serena Runyan

December 12, 2013

Putting together a variety show has proven challenging for the "Ukulele!" team, but the myriad of personal talents onstage make for a joyful performance. Assistant Professor of Theatre Jessica Cerullo created the themes and story line for "Ukulele!" Using inspiration from Vaudeville and other variety...

‘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 Canadian [who] travels to Belarus to give an inheritance to his father's last remaining relative....

Stars Behind the Scenes Propel ‘The Tempest’

Stars Behind the Scenes Propel 'The Tempest'

Quin Nelson

February 27, 2013

Whitman's performance of William Shakespeare's play "The Tempest," set to run from Feb. 27 through March 3 at Harper Joy Theatre, is one of high drama, suspense and action. The large cast of characters is able to synthesize all of these aspects, but the play would not be complete without the crew behind...

Catharsis On and Off the Stage: Tyler Schuh Talks About the One Act Play Festival

Catharsis On and Off the Stage: Tyler Schuh Talks About the One Act Play Festival

Emma Dahl

February 7, 2013

Sitting on the couches upstairs in the Reid Campus Center, first-year Tyler Schuh discusses his experience writing for Whitman's One Act Play Festival. Unlike most of the others who submitted plays, Schuh explained that it wasn't only his first time writing for the play contest: It was also his first...

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