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Tickets on Sale for Naval Academy Masquerader’s Spring Performance

  POSTED ON: Thursday, April 23, 2015 8:21 AM by

#029-15     ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Midshipmen from the Naval Academy’s drama group, The Masqueraders, will present three short shows for their spring performance held Friday, April 17, and Saturday, April 18, at 7:30 p.m. in Mahan Hall at the Naval Academy.

Performances are open to the public and tickets are on sale now for $7. Tickets can be purchased at the door, by calling 410-293-TIXS (8497) or online at

The first performance of the night is Mary Zimmerman’s "The Secret in the Wings." This full length, though relatively short show features a series of lesser known fairy tale vignettes set in the basement of a home.   

“What makes our production of ‘The Secret in the Wings’ particularly unique is that each vignette is directed by a different student,” said Midshipman 2nd Class (junior) Chris Hudson, actor and co-producer. “We did this so that the show would feel more eclectic since there would be a different creative minds behind each story. It also allowed us to have more participation and be more inclusive with this year’s one act festival.

The one-act performance of “The Secret in the Wings” is entirely directed and produced by midshipmen and will precede two additional short shows written by midshipmen titled "The Sundown Sector" and "Habits.”

"The Sundown Sector" is a short one-act play written by Midshipmen 2nd Class (junior) Timothy Burnett. The play is a comedic parody of Rod Sterling's "The Twilight Zone.” This hilarious story follows the same bizarre, science fiction and thought provoking style as the famous television show. 

"Habits" is a short play written by Midshipman 1st Class (senior) James Frevola. The play was the 2013 winner of the Jasperson Playwriting Contest at the Naval Academy and focuses on the story of a man who has chosen a questionable career path and develops a crush on the girlfriend of one of his best clients. The audience will enjoy an inside perspective of how he imagines life with her. 

The Masqueraders was officially founded in 1907 and is the oldest extracurricular activity at the Naval Academy. Each fall the Masqueraders produce one main-stage show, which is selected to support the curriculum of the academy’s English department. The group also performs a series of student-directed, one-act plays every spring.

The Naval Academy recommends that visitors attending the performances walk through Gate 3 (Maryland Ave.). Visitors may also walk through Gate 1 (King George St.). All visitors 18 years-of-age and older are required to show valid, government-issued picture ID. Drivers without Department of Defense I.D. are not permitted on the Naval Academy grounds. Handicapped visitors with proper decals are permitted through Gate 1 after a vehicle inspection. All bags are subject to search.

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