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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. […]

Democrats score big wins across nation on Election Day

Democrats score big wins across nation on Election Day

Raymond Arke | News Editor 11/09/17 A blue tide washed over the American electorate Nov. 7, as Democrats won resoundingly in many local and state elections across the nation. However, statewide results in Pennsylvania showed more mixed results for both parties. According to the Pennsylvania Department of State unofficial election returns, with 99 percent of […]

Retro Review: ‘Red’ and ‘Blue’ stand-out entries in JRPG genre

Retro Review: ‘Red’ and ‘Blue’ stand-out entries in JRPG genre

Grant Stoner | Staff Writer 10/26/17 I have always been a fan of the Japanese role-playing game genre. Having the capability to customize my party’s move-sets and items, while tactically planning my next action in a turn-based battle, is like an exhilarating game of chess. Yet, my journeys tend to become monotonous, as most titles […]

Float On, Flem: DU comes together for Fleming

Float On, Flem: DU comes together for Fleming

By Julian Routh | News Editor More than 530 balloons were released above Academic Walk Saturday afternoon in celebration of the life of Ryan Fleming, the Duquesne sophomore business student who died of cardiac arrest on Jan. 26. “Float On, Flem,” an event sponsored by the Red and Blue Crew, brought together a number of […]