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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.

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