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Wire Watch: Week of April 13th

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

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...

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

Photo by Caroline Ashford Arya
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.”...

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

Photo contributed by John Lee
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.
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

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

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...

Students produce independent projects at Harper Joy Theatre

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...

‘Eurydice’ Set to Create Other-wordly Atmosphere

'Eurydice' Set to Create Other-wordly Atmosphere
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...

Unique Variety Show Format Creates New Opportunities, Challenges

Photo by Marlena Sloss
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...

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

'My Chernobyl' Brings 'Toxic Wit' to Harper Joy
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...

Stars Behind the Scenes Propel ‘The Tempest’

Stars Behind the Scenes Propel 'The Tempest'
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...

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
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...

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