Red Masquers' Season Continues with 'A Chaste Maid in Cheapside'
Duquesne's Red Masquers take a theatrical journey to 17th-century London with A Chaste Maid in Cheapside, which will be performed on Feb. 5-7 and 12-14 in Rockwell Hall's Peter Mills Auditorium.
Directed by John Lane, theater arts program director and the executive director of the Red Masquers, the Thomas Middleton play takes a humorous look at the shameful attempts of London's new middle classes to climb the slippery pole of wealth and influence.
The cast will feature a mix of faculty, staff, students, new members and alumni, including Dr. Jay Keenan, who retired as an English professor at Duquesne and served as former head of the theater department.
"We are really excited to have so many talented Red Masquers alumni back to perform with us," said Lane. "They have had a fantastic time connecting with the current generation and have been great role models. And in turn, current Masquers have opened their arms and hearts and warmly welcomed the old pros back to their former home."
All performances begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students.
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