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Harper Joy’s “A King Lear” brings mixed media, innovation to Shakespearean text

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer March 9, 2017

The traditional and rich language of Shakespeare, combined with modern forms of mixed media, filled the stage in Harper Joy Theatre’s production of “A King Lear.” The play, performed first for Encounters...

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Instant Play Festival throws together a spectacular show

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor 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...

“Rocky Horror” Warps to Power House Theatre

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor September 8, 2016

There’s a light over at the Gesa Power House Theatre and if you follow it, you are sure to find the Frankenstein place, sweet transvestites and time warps galore in Hypoxik Productions’ performance...

Pio Picks: Week of Oct. 15

Martina Pansze October 15, 2015

Performance of Butt Kapinski, an interactive mystery/comedy play: Oct. 16 & 17, 7:30 p.m. at the Gesa Powerhouse, 111 N 6th Ave.   JeanLouis Tripp & François Lapierre Drawing Concert...

Playwrights give guidance, inspiration to Instant Play Festival participants

Playwrights give guidance, inspiration to Instant Play Festival participants

Mallory Martin September 20, 2012

The Instant Play Festival is a time-honored Whitman tradition. Entering its fifth year, the festival gives 14 Whitties the opportunity to learn from three different professional playwrights over the course...

Harper Joy throws wild ‘Birthday Party’

Mallory Martin April 12, 2012

Running through Sunday, April 15, Harold Pinter's "The Birthday Party" brings a mix of humor, menace, mayhem and student originality to Harper Joy Theater. Written in 1958, and considered a classic...

‘Hello Failure’ offers graceful, life-affirming portrait of courage

Alex Hagen March 11, 2012

"Hello Failure," a comedy written and directed by Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre Kristen Kosmas, was performed from Thursday, Mar. 1 through Sunday, Mar. 4 at Harper Joy Theatre. The show,...

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