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Spotlight to Shine on Red Masquers' 38th Annual 'Premieres'

The talents of Duquesne University students, alumni and faculty will be in the spotlight when the Red Masquers presents the 38th annual Premieres at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 3, through Saturday, Dec. 6, in the Peter Mills Auditorium, Rockwell Hall.

Premieres is the world premiere of four one-act plays written by students, alumni and faculty. The shows are then directed, produced and performed entirely by students.

This year's original one-acts will be:

The Square Root of -1

Written by student Dan Watson and directed by Tyler Jennings, The Square Root of -1 tells the story of a dying mathematician who struggles to solve an impossible theorem before his death, with the help of imaginary friends.

Blue Flowers

Written by alumnus Justin Sines and directed by student Abby Blackmon, Blue Flowers is about the rebuilding a mother-and-son relationship before, during and after one of life's hardest moments, the death of a loved one.

Making the Grade

Written by Dr. Charles Welsh, assistant professor of biological sciences, and directed by Taylor Brink, in Making the Grade a student challenges a bad grade and raises a debate in the biology department.

The Professional Cuddler

Written by alumnus Vince Lamperski and directed by Jeff Johnston, The Professional Cuddler looks at how a woman who makes her living as a "professional cuddler" shakes up a young man's life.

Tickets, $10 for adults and $5 for students, are available at the door.

Duquesne University

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