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    Threepenny Opera Opens Red Masquers' 101st Season

    Duquesne University's Red Masquers, the oldest amateur theatre company in the city, kicks off its 101st season with The Threepenny Opera on Oct. 10-12.

    Written by the German playwrights Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill in 1928, The Threepenny Opera was highly influenced by the political movement of communism and the Jazz Era. This and other productions are held in the Peter Mills Auditorium in Rockwell Hall and begin at 8 p.m.

    Additional Red Masquers productions this season include:

    • Premiere Performance XXXIII, Dec. 4-7, which showcases one-act plays that are written, directed, performed and produced by current Duquesne students.
    • Awakening by August Stramm, Feb. 6-8 and Feb. 13-15
    • Strindberg One Acts by renowned playwright August Strindberg, April 9-12
    • One Acts for Charity, April 23-16.

    Tickets to all performances are free with Duquesne and Carlow IDs and Red Masquers Cards. General admission is $10, $5 for other students and will be sold at the door.

    For more information, visit the Red Masquers Blog.

    Duquesne University

    Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in 10 schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.