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“The Revolutionists” in review

Isabella Hunter, Campus Life Reporter October 7, 2021

Last week, "The Revolutionists" by Lauren Gunderson took the Harper Joy Theatre by storm: a feminist political comedy based somewhat in reality and packed with controversy, drama and death.  Starring...

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...

Photo by Caroline Ashford Arya

“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.”...

Photo contributed by John Lee

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.

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

“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...

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...

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...

Photo by Marlena Sloss

Unique Variety Show Format Creates New Opportunities, Challenges

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...

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...

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...

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