Mask & Bauble Dramatic Society 2019-20 Season

Thursday-Saturday, October 10-12, 2019 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 2 p.m.
Wednesday-Saturday, October 16-19, 2019 at 8 p.m.

Mask and Bauble Dramatic Society
Season 168


By Archibald MacLeish
Directed by Matt Phillips (COL ’22)
Produced by Emma Hough (COL ’20)

J.B. and Sarah are the proud, grateful, prosperous parents of five charming children, none of whom have ever wanted for anything. Yet when they find their wealth, family and entire lives subsumed in a wager of heavenly proportions, they are forced to reckon with unspeakable loss and seemingly insurmountable tragedy. This modern retelling relocates the biblical myth of Job into an American nuclear household, as J.B. and Sarah confront their God, their collapsing marriage, and the awful burden of starting over. A tremendously hopeful, poetic musing on the all-conquering power of love—and the things worth rebuilding for—Archibald MacLeish’s play thrusts ancient questions of the human condition into the modern era.


Mask and Bauble Dramatic Society's J.B.

Wednesday-Friday, November 13-15, 2019 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Mask and Bauble Dramatic Society
Season 168

The 34th Donn B. Murphy One Acts Festival

Featuring Marblehead, MA by Amelia Walsh (SFS ’20)
and excerpts from

Patterns of Migration by Rachel Linton (SFS ’19)
Froglets by Zackary Rettig (SFS ’19)
and I Will Come Forth as Gold, a Job Play by Timmy Sutton (COL ’20)

Directed by Amelia Walsh (SFS ’20)
Produced by Cory Kleinman (COL ’21)

This year’s festival featuring student-written works will be anchored by Marblehead, MA, in which a family strains against the pressures of their changing environment. Exploring themes of home, loss, and love, the show presents a new reality in which the effects of climate change threaten to destroy everything they know, and forces them to reconsider what it is they hold dear. In addition, the festival will also include scenes from other works that dive into the idea of how our relationships with ourselves and those we love are tied inherently to the land we stand on.


Mask and Bauble Dramatic Society's 34th Donn B. Murphy One Acts Festival

Thursday-Saturday, February 13- 15, 2020 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 2 p.m.
Wednesday-Saturday, February 19-22, 2020 at 8 p.m.

Mask and Bauble Dramatic Society

Hedda Gabler

By Henrik Ibsen
Adaptation by Patrick Marber
Directed by Margaret Gleason
Produced by Advait Arun

Henrik Ibsen’s most famous anti-heroine has fascinated audiences for over 120 years in this captivating play that defined modern psychological drama. Set in a changing 20th-century Europe, this modern adaptation finds a young Hedda trapped in a loveless marriage. To compound her misery, the comfortable lifestyle she had dreamt of is threatened by the return of her former lover, now a promising academic in competition with her new husband. Desperate to maintain what little agency over her life she still has, Hedda begins to manipulate those around her, with tragic results. Hedda Gabler is a masterclass on the dangers of power, as it explores themes of pain, lust, co-dependency, and love.


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Please note: Due to the COVID-19 crisis and out of concern for public health, all Georgetown University Department of Performing Arts events are canceled through the end of the spring 2020 semester, while academic courses continue online.

Wednesday-Saturday, April 1-4, 2020 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 2 p.m.
Wednesday-Saturday, April 15-18, 2020 at 8 p.m.

Mask & Bauble Dramatic Society

Legally Blonde

Music and Lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin
Book by Heather Hach
Directed by Kate Clark (COL ’21)
Musical Direction by Isaac Warren (COL ’20) 
Produced by Claire Lancers (COL ’20)

How far would you go for love? Elle Woods goes all the way to Harvard Law School, where she expects to find a boy but instead finds friends, passion, and much more. Through their journey, Elle and her friends learn to look beyond appearance and to challenge how we define ourselves and others. With a book by Heather Hach and music and lyrics by Nell Benjamin and Laurence O’Keefe, this musical reminds us how important love, of all kinds, can be. 

Poulton Hall, Stage III
$15 general | $10 students