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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. […]

Masquers nail tone, themes of The Foreigner

Masquers nail tone, themes of <em>The Foreigner</em>

Claire Neiberg | Staff Writer 10/11/18 The Duquesne University Red Masquers continued its fall season with the opening of The Foreigner last week on Oct. 4. The Foreigner is a two-act farce written by Larry Shue. While the cast is small, showcasing only seven actors and actresses, the play delivers a powerful message of the […]

An inside look at Red Masquers’ production of Equus

An inside look at Red Masquers’ production of <em>Equus</em>

Griffin Sendek | Staff Writer 04/19/2018 Disclaimer: This writer is also involved in this production. More than a year ago, John E. Lane Jr., the director of the Theater Arts program at Duquesne University, approached Justin Sines and said, “I would like to play Dysart in Equus, and I would like you to direct.” Sines […]

Red Masquers saddle up for Equus

Red Masquers saddle up for <em>Equus</em>

Carolyn Palombo | Staff Writer 04/19/2018 Disclaimer: A member of The Duke staff is involved in this production. From April 12-29, the Duquesne Red Masquers are performing the production Equus every Thursday through Sunday. The show is a telling feature about a mentally ill young man, Alan Strang (Evan W. Saunders), working with his psychiatrist, […]

Spring 2018: Events and activities to expect this semester

Spring 2018: Events and activities to expect this semester

01/11/2018 By Ollie Gratzinger | Features Editor Welcome back to the Bluff! With winter break now a thing of the past, the time has come to pack away your sugarplum dreams, bundle up and brave the new year. But worry not! When stress levels call for an intermission in studying and you find yourself seeking […]

Red Masquers set to impress with ‘Orphie’

Red Masquers set to impress with ‘Orphie’

By Sean Armstrong | Staff Writer 09/28/17 When asked about the Red Masquers’ upcoming semester, “phantasmagorical” is one of the first words that rushed to President Nathaniel Yost’s mind as he attempts to describe the season the group has planned. The Red Masquers is a student-run organization hosted by the Theater Arts program in The […]

Duquesne musts: Campus’ best ways to get involved

Duquesne musts: Campus’ best ways to get involved

Leah Devorak | Editor-in-Chief Starting college is a daunting task. Moving into a dorm and leaving your family behind is bad enough, but it only gets tougher from there. With loaded schedules, difficult classes and so much reading and studying, it’s hard to even find time to breathe. OK, so that’s a huge exaggeration. Lucky […]

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 […]

Red Masquers entertain with ‘Rust’ despite weak script

Red Masquers entertain with ‘Rust’ despite weak script

By Josiah Martin | Staff Writer Performers are sometimes limited by what is on the paper in front of them. But when the source material’s flaws are corrected by an amazing cast, you have a recipe for success. In this case, “Rust” by F.J. Hartland is that source material. As a play, it covers the […]

Spring 2017 Duquesne Events Preview

Spring 2017 Duquesne Events Preview

By Ollie Gratzinger | Asst. Features Editor As the holidays wind down and the spring semester sets in, it’s time to kiss candy canes and sleeping ‘till noon goodbye. Those responsibilities you’ve been ignoring for the past month are coming back with a vengeance, and textbooks sure aren’t going to read themselves. But fear not […]

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