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Expertly produced Next to Normal lets strong writing shine

Expertly produced <em>Next to Normal</em> lets strong writing shine

Hannah Boucher | Staff Writer 10/10/19 In a quaint little theater, in the basement of the University of Pittsburgh’s Cathedral of Learning, you’ll feel like you’re in an actual home, seeing into the lives of the Goodman family. You’ll soon be exposed to drugs, schizophrenic delusions, therapy and classical piano — everything you need for […]

Cambodian Rock Band explores an untold story in a fresh way

<em>Cambodian Rock Band</em> explores an untold story in a fresh way

Claire Neiberg | Staff Writer 09/26/19 Cambodian Rock Band rocked the City Theatre Company’s stage in Pittsburgh’s Southside. I saw this play on Sunday, Sept. 15 as part of my Social Justice in Educational Settings class in the School of Education. Directed by Marti Lyons, the performance was as electrifying as its title, as it […]

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 take on Chekhov’s The Seagull

Masquers take on Chekhov’s <em>The Seagull</em>

Claire Neiberg | Staff Writer 12/11/18 The Duquesne University Red Masquers began wrapping up the fall semester with the last full-length show, The Seagull. The Seagull is a Russian play written by dramatist Anton Chekhov in 1885. It focuses on the struggle of producing art and focuses on several very different artists in the community. […]

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 […]

Nintendo Labo resurrects old-fashioned play

Nintendo Labo resurrects old-fashioned play

By Zach Landau | Editor-in-Chief 01/25/2018 Nintendo has proposed some weird stuff before. Once upon a time, for example, the company announced a sensor that would measure gamers’ heartbeats and their level of relaxation (this was never released). More recently, the Nintendo 3DS was shipped with cards that the system would read and produce 3D, […]

Duquesne student writing ‘existentialist dramedy’

Duquesne student writing ‘existentialist dramedy’

By Zachary Landau | Asst. A&E Editor For Junior Economics student Evan W. Saunders, theater has always been a huge part of his life. Now, in the middle of writing his first full-length play, “All in the Numbers,” Saunders is hoping to polish his latest work with a seated reading on Saturday April 1, 3 […]

START-Play Hackers work to democratize play for all

START-Play Hackers work to democratize play for all

By Sydney McCabe | The Duquesne Duke Remember walking into Toys R Us as a kid, feeling like the possibilities for fun were endless? It’s a feeling that epitomizes childhood wonder and excitement, and it’s a feeling that every child should be entitled to. At least that’s how Duquesne’s START-Play Hackers feel, and they have […]