Season 10 Shows (2020-2021)
Mask & Mirror is excited to announce our tenth season!
Please note: Due to the uncertainty of the Coronavirus response, all dates are tentative; shows may be subject to cancellation or postponement. CURRENTLY ALL LIVE, ON STAGE PERFORMANCES ARE CANCELLED THROUGH THE END OF 2020. However, we are presenting several "radio theatre" plays online in late 2020 and early 2021.
War of the Worlds
The classic radio play, delivered live via the Internet!
Performances Oct 30, 31, Nov 1 Fri/sat 7 pm, Sun 2 pm
Directed by Rick Hoover
Three performances by over 25 Mask & Mirror cast members of the classic 1938 radio play with Orson Welles, complete with sound effects and music! Enjoy the audio spectacle with your family or friends this Halloween! No COVID restrictions apply!
A Christmas Carol
The classic holiday tale, adapted by Dan Hobbs
Performances Dec 18-24, various times (see show page)
Directed by Dan Hobbs
This play will also be presented as an online radio theatre play, just in time for the holidays!
In a rural fishing lodge in Georgia, Froggy LeSueur, a British demolitions expert, is trying to put his friend, Charlie Baker at ease. The problem is Charlie is pathologically shy and is terrified at the prospect of having to converse with strangers at the lodge. Froggy tells Betty, the owner of the lodge, that Charlie is from an exotic foreign country and neither speaks nor understands English. Froggy then departs for three days. Conversations at the lodge carry on around Charlie much as if he weren't there at all. Charlie learns much and influences what he can, to hilarious results.
The Dining Room provides a slice of life view of many different families. They are funny and touching and uncomfortable -- A.R. Gurney seems to grapple with every emotion of domestic life. No matter who you are, you will feel great about yourself, question your choices, feel empathy for others, and have a good laugh at some point while watching The Dining Room.
Unknown dramatist Clifford Anderson has sent his new thriller to award-winning Broadway author Sidney for comment - or has he? Without a success to his credit for some years, Sidney plots with his reluctant wife Myra about how best to plagiarize 'Deathtrap' and when Clifford turns up to discuss the play with the 'Master' events take a sinister turn. "Deathtrap" will keep you guessing and laughing.
It's 1942, and two of Hollywood's biggest divas have descended upon the luxurious Palm Beach Royale Hotel -- assistants, luggage, and legendary feud with one another in tow. Everything seems to be in order for their wartime performance...that is, until they are somehow assigned to the same suite. Mistaken identities, overblown egos, double entendres, and a lap dog named Mr. Boodles round out this hilarious riot of a love note to the classic farces of the 30s and 40s.
"Laundry and Bourbon" and "Lone Star", two one-act comedies, offer the audience two sides of the same coin. Through two very different sets of characters, we see the intimate details of life in a small Texas town during a time of unrest and uncertainty in America. Their unique perspectives and heartfelt monologues reveal the beauty and tragedy of everyday life, not just for them, but for every person. And as the plays unfold we realize that life for these characters and for America at large will never be the same again.