theatre

“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 […]

“The Bloodless Jungle” shows Masquers at their best

10/03/2019 By Hannah Boucher | Staff Writer  This weekend, the Pittsburgh debut of The Bloodless Jungle will be available to the public for free. Put on by Duquesne’s very own Red Masquers, the play will be performed this Friday and Saturday in the Genesius Theater. The two-hour play centers around the African-American Senator Ethan St. […]

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 […]

Slaughter Beach, Dog forge new ground at Funhouse

Slaughter Beach, Dog forge new ground at Funhouse

By Joey Mueser | Staff Writer 11/09/2017 Before going anywhere, yes, the name of this band is, in fact, Slaughter Beach, Dog. Not the most catchy name for a band, but its music strikes inspiration and nostalgia of a familiar voice for its listeners. Slaughter Beach, Dog was formed in 2014 by Jake Ewald. However, […]

Comedy abounds in ‘The Busy Body’

Comedy abounds in ‘The Busy Body’

By Carolyn Palombo | Staff Writer 11/09/2017 A frantic play with unhinged humor, The Busy Body’s fast-paced, electrifying environment thrills anyone who sees it, and the Red Masquers have really done the Susanna Centlivre play justice. Immediately noticeable is the play’s comedy. The Busy Body’s humor applies to all types of people, with jokes ranging […]