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‘Eurydice’ Set to Create Other-wordly Atmosphere


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 to Assistant Professor of Theater Greg Mitchell, Whitman’s theater department has taken some big artistic liberties with the set design to create a physical structure that represents the descent into the underworld. “We have diverged in bold and significant ways from what Sarah Ruhl suggests and the tenor of choices most productions of this play make,” said Mitchell. Mitchell explained that the set has been designed over the past year and built over the past month or so. The atmosphere of the underworld, where the majority of the play takes place, is strained and unusual. “The underworld is sunken. It is without path, direction or place, in ... (more)

Staff, Faculty Share Favorite Films


I took the bold step of seeking out a handful of Whitman intellectuals to see what movies they enjoyed and ...

Switchfoot to Play in Walla Walla


Switchfoot, the famed alternative rock band from San Diego, will be performing at Walla Walla University on Monday, April 21. ...

Bringing Back the Sonnet in ‘January Machine’


"January Machine" is Robert Schlegel's second book. This new book, which is composed of modified sonnets, is very different in ...

(Almost) Endless Possibilities: The Chance of Running Out of New Music


At a certain point, is it possible that there is simply no new music, no song that hasn’t been heard ...

Ice Chalet Hosts Final Event of Season


Students are invited to take a step out of the April showers and onto the ice, with the final Ice ...


Captain America: A Superior Sequel


Captain America has always been my least favorite “hero” because he seems a bit of a dud. But the ole ...


‘The End of Night’ Review: Author Paul Bogard Seeks Natural Darkness, Inspiration


Astrophysics major and A&E writer Emma Dahl reviews Paul Bogard's latest book, 'The End of Night.'


Upcoming Movies for Pre-Finals Procrastination


Movie reviewer Nathan Fisher provides a number of different movie in preparation for pre-final procrastination at Whitman in May.