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“The Bloodless Jungle” shows Masquers at their best

10/03/2019 By Hannah Boucher | Staff Writer  This weekend, the Pittsburgh debut of The Bloodless Jungle will be available to the public for free. Put on by Duquesne’s very own Red Masquers, the play will be performed this Friday and Saturday in the Genesius Theater. The two-hour play centers around the African-American Senator Ethan St. […]

Comedy abounds in ‘The Busy Body’

Comedy abounds in ‘The Busy Body’

By Carolyn Palombo | Staff Writer 11/09/2017 A frantic play with unhinged humor, The Busy Body’s fast-paced, electrifying environment thrills anyone who sees it, and the Red Masquers have really done the Susanna Centlivre play justice. Immediately noticeable is the play’s comedy. The Busy Body’s humor applies to all types of people, with jokes ranging […]

Red Masquers learn to drive in newest show

Red Masquers learn to drive in newest show

By Madison Pastrick | Staff Writer The Red Masquers are presenting their first main-stage drama of the season with the disturbing and unconventional love story “How I Learned to Drive.” The show premiers Nov. 3 and runs every Thursday through Sunday until Nov.13 at the Genesius Theater. This stunning American play by Paula Vogel pulls […]

‘Avenue Q’ comes to the Genesius Theater

‘Avenue Q’ comes to the Genesius Theater

By Loren Smith | Staff Writer The Red Masquers are featuring a truly different production this year, as they perform the “Sesame Street” inspired “Avenue Q.” The comedic musical, which opens at the Genesius Theater on Sept. 28 and runs every Thursday through Sunday until Oct. 9, takes an adult twist on the popular children’s […]

‘Pittsburgh Dad’ takes stage in Masquers drama

‘Pittsburgh Dad’ takes stage in Masquers drama

By Brandon Addeo | The Duquesne Duke Theatergoers attending the Red Masquers’ production of “Death of a Salesman” might have noticed a familiar face in the play’s cast. Curt Wootton, star and co-creator of the popular YouTube sitcom “Pittsburgh Dad,” is playing the role of Biff Loman in the production. “Pittsburgh Dad,” a series of […]

Red Masquers greet new theater with classic tragedy

Red Masquers greet new theater with classic tragedy

By Zachary Landau | the Duquesne Duke Seeing the set for the Red Masquers’ production of “Death of a Salesman” gets one really excited for the performance. When audiences enter the Genesius Theater, they are going to be wonderfully surprised. Three seamless sets, beautifully constructed and intricately designed, represent a whole new way of performing […]

Genesius theater hosts first audience

By Kaye Burnet | News Editor There was standing room only as almost 200 university alumni, officials, students and faculty crowded into the Genesius Theater Tuesday afternoon to dedicate the black box performance space with speeches, performances and music. Even with additional seating, almost every seat was filled and many attendees stood against the black […]

Red Masquers harp teen love in “Album”

Red Masquers harp teen love in “Album”

By: Kaye Burnet | Asst. News Editor The Duquesne Red Masquers’ final full performance for the semester, Album by David Rimmer, follows the lives and loves of four high school students in the 1960s. The 1981 story uses the music of the time period, including compositions by The Beatles and the Beach Boys, to frame […]

Red Masquers’ latest production laughs at renaissance

Red Masquers’ latest production laughs at renaissance

By: Sam Fatula | A&E Editor Although you may be vaguely familiar with Duquesne’s theater arts troupe, The Red Masquers remain an underappreciated talent within the University’s student body. Every semester, the Red Masquers put on productions that require months to construct settings, memorize and eventually perform live in front of hundreds of people at […]

Duquesne’s Red Masquers celebrate theatre and Sinatra

Duquesne’s Red Masquers celebrate theatre and Sinatra

By: Corey Fischer | for The Duquesne Duke Known across campus as Duquesne’s resident theatre company, the Red Masquers have big plans for this year and two exciting shows right around the corner. Heading the troupe of young thespians is John Lane, a professor here in Duquesne’s own theatre department. An industry veteran, Lane has […]