theater

The C-Word tackles difficult subject with fantastic cast

<em>The C-Word</em> tackles difficult subject with fantastic cast

Josiah Martin | Arts and Entertainment Editor 01/30/20 The Red Masquers have once again proven the stunning dramatic talent here at Duquesne with The C-Word. In this show, writer Olivia LeSuer, a Duquesne Student, has created three characters who want so badly to connect with each other but are in denial about their own inability […]

An Elephant in the Garden is an impressive one-woman show

<em>An Elephant in the Garden</em> is an impressive one-woman show

Colleen Hammond | Opinions Editor 1/23/20 On the quaint stage of the Byham Theater, a remarkable story of familial bonds and personal growth amid disaster took center stage as An Elephant in the Garden made its Pittsburgh debut. This one-woman show tells the story of a young German girl named Elizabeth and her family as […]

“Working” is good, but not without flaws

“Working” is good, but not without flaws

10/03/2019 By Hallie Lauer | Managing Editor Last weekend, the Bricolage theater Downtown hosted Working: A Musical for three nights only. Working follows the lives of real working professionals in their everyday jobs. Based on testimonials from real people, the show features people working in jobs that vary from masonry to teaching to a stay-at-home […]

Pittsburgh New Works Festival held at DU

Pittsburgh New Works Festival held at DU

09/05/2019 By Kellen Stepler  Duquesne University’s Genesius Theater is home to Duquesne’s Red Masquers, the Spotlight Musical Theater Company and the Mary Pappert School of Music. And now, it’s home to the Pittsburgh New Works Festival (PNWF) in the festival’s 29th year. For the past six years, the event was held at Carnegie Stages. The […]

The Roommate triumphs in story and set despite rocky start

<em>The Roommate</em> triumphs in story and set despite rocky start

Griffin Sendek | Features Editor 03/27/19 The moment I took my seat in the City Theater for the performance of The Roommate, I was utterly dumbfounded at how immaculate and expertly-crafted the set was. The set for the show was meant to replicate the look of an Iowa home, and designer Tony Ferrieri could not […]

Pittsburgh Ballet Theater’s The Great Gatsby impresses

Pittsburgh Ballet Theater’s <em>The Great Gatsby</em> impresses

Griffin Sendek | Features Editor 02/14/19 My theater-going experience began at a young age; I have been to countless plays and musicals, from comedies to dramas, classical Shakespeare to modern experimental projects, but never have I gone to a ballet. I finally got my chance last Saturday at the premiere of Pittsburgh Ballet Theater’s production […]

Rocky Horror screening delights newcomers

<em>Rocky Horror</em> screening delights newcomers

Kailey Love | Managing Editor 10/18/18 The Halloween season brings about some of the most beloved holiday traditions; pumpkin picking, trick-or-treating, monster mashing, what have you. But, most importantly, the change in the weather indicates that one of the paramount spooky activities is upon us once more — it’s time to do the time warp […]

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. […]

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 […]