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The Barn Hosts Student Play “love letters to the world as we would have it”

April 19, 2018

Sadie, Penny and Geo, all portrayed by Whitman students, lie motionless on a few threadbare carpets. Ocean circles them, her eyes drifting over the audience; she is dressed in the sea-green of the tormented...

“Trial of the Catonsville Nine” Connects Past and Present

March 8, 2018

Activist and poet Reverend Daniel Berrigan visited Whitman campus twice, once in the 1970s and again in the early 1980s. Each time, he directed a dramatic reading of “The Trial of the Catonsville Nine.”...

“Mr. Kolpert” Brings Dark Humor to Stage

Photo by Samarah Uribe
October 17, 2017

"Mr. Kolpert” opened in Harper Joy Theater last week to a bewildered audience of parents, faculty, community members and students alike. It will continue into this weekend at 8 p.m. on Oct. 27 and 28....

Wire Watch: Week of May 4th

May 4, 2017

"You Can't Take it With You:" The famed comedy about a dysfunctional family caps of Harper Joy Theatre's 2016-2017 season. Evening shows Thursday-Saturday, May 4-6, 8:00 p.m.; matinee show Sunday, May...

“Messiah on the Frigidaire” Graces Little Theatre of Walla Walla with Comedy, Intrigue

April 6, 2017

Utilizing strong language, subtle adult content and commentary on religious chicanery, John Culbertson’s play “Messiah on the Frigidaire,” as performed by the Little Theatre of Walla Walla, takes...

“Noises Off” kicks off new season for Little Theatre

November 3, 2016

The Michael Frayn-penned farce, “Noises Off” will commence a new season of theatrical productions for the Little Theatre of Walla Walla, and it looks to start the season off with a bang. The play...

Instant Play Festival throws together a spectacular show

Photo by Caroline Ashford Arya
September 29, 2016

For the ninth year since its inception, the Instant Play Festival kicked off the 2016-2017 Whitman theatrical season in style, with students showcasing their hastily constructed and quality-made short...

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.

The Little Theatre presents “The Glass Menagerie”

February 4, 2016

"I am the opposite of a stage magician," asserts the narrator of "The Glass Menagerie." "He gives you illusion that has the appearance of truth. I give you truth in the pleasant disguise of illusion." This...

Harper Joy Theatre performs ‘The Liar’ over Parent’s Weekend

Photo by Hannah Bashevkin
October 28, 2015
In the Harper Joy Theater from October 22-25, Whitman students performed the comedy The Liar.

Actors confront life, love in new production

Three Tall Women opens the week of April 13th. Photo by Anna Dawson.
April 16, 2015

Through April 19, the Department of Theatre will perform "Three Tall Women" in Harper Joy Theatre. Written by Edward Albee, the play tells the story of three women, named A, B and C. A, played by sophomore...

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