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Masquers nail cerebral conflict of Six Characters in Search of an Author

Masquers nail cerebral conflict of <em>Six Characters in Search of an Author</em>

Josiah Martin | A&E Editor 02/14/19 It’s fairly safe to say that tackling metafiction — stories about stories — is a risky move. It’s easy for an author to disillusion an audience by getting into the philosophy of their craft. However, when a deep dive into this philosophy is played for laughs, as is the […]

Masquers shine where writing fails in Dames at Sea

Masquers shine where writing fails in <em>Dames at Sea</em>

Claire Neiberg | Staff Writer 11/15/18 The Duquesne University Red Masquers continued its fall season with the opening of Dames at Sea last week on Nov. 8. Dames at Sea is an hour-and-45-minute-long musical written by George Haimsohn and Robin Miller, with music composed by Jim Wise. While it is shorter in length, it does […]

Red Masquer recalls mayhem of 24-Hour Play Festival

Red Masquer recalls mayhem of 24-Hour Play Festival

Griffin Sendek | Staff Writer 09/13/18 The 24-Hour Play Festival returns to Duquesne University, kicking off the Red Masquers’ 106th annual season. As one of the actors, I experienced this tumultuous whirlwind of a day firsthand, and I will be going through my perspective of the festival. The festival is a tradition that began on […]

Inaugural play festival excites theater enthusiasts

Inaugural play festival excites theater enthusiasts

By Carolyn Palombo | Staff Writer 01/18/2018 The Red Masquers took on the 24-hour play festival on Jan. 13 and 14, and I was lucky enough to be a playwright for the event. The festival began on Jan. 13 at 7:30 p.m. and continued until Jan. 14th at 8 p.m., when the shows were performed. […]