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Harper Joy Theatre Dismisses 2017-18 Schedule Slash Rumors

Harper Joy Theatre Dismisses 2017-18 Schedule Slash Rumors

Zuhra Amini, Staff Reporter

April 13, 2017

On April 17, 2017, Erin Lazzeri Terrall ‘11 posted an open letter to Whitman College via an email addressed to multiple constituents at Whitman, as well as Facebook. The email addressed Terrall’s concerns with the future funding of Harper Joy Theatre (HJT) productions. In response to student concerns...

Theatre, Encounters Partner to Bring Texts to Life

Theatre, Encounters Partner to Bring Texts to Life

Lachlan Johnson

March 13, 2014

Performances of William Shakespeare's "Hamlet" were held March 5-9 in Harper Joy Theatre as part of the collaboration between the theatre department and the Encounters faculty. This is the second year HJT has incorporated a performance of one of the texts in the Encounters syllabus, following last year's successful production of Shakespeare's "...

‘Orestia’ shines despite constraints

Kelsey Yuhara '10, Taneeka Hanson '11 and Anastasia Higham '11 haunt George Stanton '10 as the furies in the final act. Credit: Bullion

C.J. Wisler

October 8, 2009

"The Oresteia" is a difficult play, not one to treat lightly. It is a complex play in its poetic literacy, story and social complications. The famous Greek trilogy-tragedy by Aeschylus follows the murder of Agamemnon by his wife Clytemnestra, her subsequent murder by her son Orestes (after whom the tr...

Students showcase talent, theatrical flair at One-Acts

C.J. Wisler

February 5, 2009

by CJ Wisler The spring season of Harper Joy Theater opens with the One-Act Play Festival, which displays the works of three student playwrights chosen by Whitman professors from an array of hopeful writers. A traditional part of the HJT season, the One-Acts provide extra opportunities for stu...

No ‘Shadow’ of a doubt

Tyler Calkin

December 11, 2008

Harper Joy Theatre's upcoming play "The Shadow" had its beginnings as a fairy tale written by Hans Christian Anderson in 1847. Jewish author Yevgheny Shvarts, living in Soviet Russia, politicized the content of Anderson's tale and turned it into a full length play in 1940. In a climate of political...

‘Volvos,’ ‘Eggs,’ ‘Cleavage’ for this year’s One-Acts

'Volvos,' 'Eggs,' 'Cleavage' for this year's One-Acts

Heather Nichols-Haining

February 7, 2008

The plays in the One-Act Play Contest, running from Feb. 6 to 10, have been entirely produced by students. Students have done the writing, directing, casting, and will even do the judging. Retired Physics Professor Craig Gunsul, started the contest 19 years ago to promote creativity on campus. "A...

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