Monday, October 20, 2014

Masqueraders Working Hard as the Fall Play Approaches

Post by MIDN 3/C Clara Navarro

The oldest Extra Curricular Activity on the yard - the Masqueraders theater troupe - has been hard at work for the past month on this fall’s drama, Brian Friel’s Translations.

The three-act play is set in a small Irish village named Baile Beag in 1833.

The playwright himself once said, “Translations is a play about language and only about language." And yet the play touches on a wide range of issues, stretching from language and communication to Irish history and cultural imperialism.

The Masqueraders have cast ten midshipmen to bring the play to life. They rehearse every day during sports period, working on character development, Irish accents, and movement on stage. This is a fun, creative group of midshipmen with a unique set of skills.

Past productions on the yard have included Arabian Nights, A Streetcar Named Desire, Macbeth and Chaucer in Rome.

The Masqueraders will perform on November 14th, 15th, 21st and 22nd at 8:00 pm in Mahan Hall. . All performances are open to the public, and tickets are $12 per person. Tickets can be purchased online through the Music and Theater TicketOffice or by calling 410-293-8497.

In the meantime, check out this video about last year's Masqueraders performance of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest.

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