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Wire Watch: Week of May 4th

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor

May 4, 2017


Filed under A&E, Pio Picks

"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 7, 2 p.m.. Alexander Stage. Free admission. Additional showtimes starting May 18. Dulcé Sloan: The award-winning...

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

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

Afton Weaver, Staff Reporter

April 6, 2017


Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

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 its odd, quirky premise and makes it into a lesson about faith and love. The Little Theatre’s...

“Noises Off” kicks off new season for Little Theatre

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor

November 3, 2016


Filed under A&E, A&E Highlight

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 premieres Friday, Nov. 4, with another show on Nov. 5. The play will then run Friday-Sunday on the followi...

Instant Play Festival throws together a spectacular show

Instant Play Festival throws together a spectacular show

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor

September 29, 2016


Filed under A&E, A&E Highlight

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 plays on Harper Joy Theater’s Alexander Stage. The plays ranged significantly. Dramatic, introspective works like ...

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

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

Allison Hall

March 10, 2016


Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

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.

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The One Act Play Contest

Emma Cooper

February 18, 2016


Filed under A&E

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

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The Little Theatre presents “The Glass Menagerie”

The Little Theatre presents “The Glass Menagerie”

Eric Anderson, Staff Writer

February 4, 2016


Filed under A&E, Reviews

"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 notion of truth in disguise permeates The Little Theatre's performance of "Menagerie," written...

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

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

Emma Cooper

October 28, 2015


Filed under A&E

In the Harper Joy Theater from October 22-25, Whitman students performed the comedy The Liar.

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Actors confront life, love in new production

Actors confront life, love in new production

Geoffrey Leach

April 16, 2015


Filed under A&E, A&E Highlight

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 Lauren Rekhelman, is a 92-year-old woman who tells a lot of stories. B, played by senior Anastasia...

Death becomes them: Senior theatre majors take final bow

Geoffrey Leach

March 5, 2015


Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

"Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead" opens on March 5 in the Harper Joy Theatre. The two leading roles will be played by seniors Emily Krause and Tory Davidson. Krause will be playing Rosencrantz and Davidson will be playing Guildenstern. As part of the theatre major senior project, they each have...

Student playwrights prepare for Instant Play Festival

Daniel Kim

September 25, 2014


Filed under A&E

This weekend, the Theater Department will host the annual Instant Play Festival. The festival will take place on Saturday and Sunday at 8 p.m. in the Harper Joy Theatre. Assistant Professor of Theater Jessica Cerullo and many theater students have put tremendous effort into organizing the festival. This...

Meet Performers of ‘Ukulele!’

Meet Performers of ‘Ukulele!’

Isabel Mills

December 12, 2013


Filed under FEATURE

Have you ever wanted to see a sword dancer, a group of clowns, ukulele players and a ballerina on stage at the same time? If so, the Harper Joy Theatre variety show "Ukulele!," which will run from Thursday, Dec. 12 until Sunday, Dec. 15, is the perfect performance for you. The show is a little...

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