Just when you thought the stocks couldn't get any worse, Mask and Wig catapults you back to an era when money was tight and the thumbscrews were tighter in its 124th Annual Production, A Reptile Dysfunction. Enter a totalitarian kingdom where it's the last straw for a town of revolutionary peasants hungry for change — or at least more straw. When the king finally un-ignores the townspeople's misery, he does the the only reasonable and prudent thing he can: stage a fake dragon-slaying to dupe the masses into accepting a world where fairy tales exist and everyone lives happily ever after. But when a rivalry between the prince and his identical twin breaks out over the right to the throne, the royal family's plan unravels, leaving the town with a tale as old as time turned on its head. So get off your high horse, climb down from your ivory tower, and get your head into the gutter for a show with so many sworded puns you'll want to draw your blade and yell, "En tendre." Help us put the moat back in emotionally-charged undergraduate musical comedy, and come see A Reptile Dysfunction.
When & Where
The Mask and Wig Club
The Mask and Wig Club, founded in 1889 by Clayton Fotterall McMichael, is the oldest all-male collegiate musical comedy troupe in the United States. Founded as an alternative to the existing dramatic outlets at the University of Pennsylvania, Mask and Wig presents comedy, music, and dancing to the University of Pennsylvania, to Philadelphia and to audiences across the country.
The Mask and Wig Clubhouse is located at 310 S. Quince Street between 11th and 12th streets and Spruce and Pine streets in Center City Philadelphia.