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Red Masquers’ Fundraiser to Benefit Lemieux Foundation

Duquesne University's Red Masquers theater group is preparing for its annual One Acts for Charity event in support of a well-known local organization.

This year, One Acts for Charity will be staged on Wednesday, April 29, at 8 p.m. in the Peter Mills Auditorium of Duquesne's Rockwell Hall. Proceeds will benefit the Mario Lemieux Foundation, which raises funds for cancer research and patient care, as well as Austin's Playroom Project, which creates playrooms for children and families in medical facilities.

The four one-act plays directed and performed by students will be Tennessee Williams' Auto-da-Fe, Thornton Wilder's The Happy Journey to Trenton and Camden, John J. Wooten's The Role of Della and F. J. Hartland's Clean Sheets.

"One Acts for Charity captures what the Red Masquers are about in a truly fantastic way," said Caitlin Young, Red Masquers' secretary. "We hope to show not only how committed we are to theatrical excellence, but how important helping the community is to us."

The Red Masquers will accept donations instead of charging admission to the event. Visit the Red Masquers website, www.duqredmasquers.com, for more information.

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