Tired of the economic turmoil, social injustices, and lack of pizzazz that define our current era? Then come join the Mask and Wig Club as we jettison you into the future. Desperate to be remembered for solving the world’s problems, a delivery boy en route to Antarctica is frozen in a block of ice. He wakes up to find that in the future all of the world’s problems have been solved, and that he isn’t remembered for anything at all. But, there is more to this pretty new future than meets the eye. An evil dictator has established a hierarchy based on appearance, where the attractive citizens exploit the ugly. Reinvigorated by the promise of becoming remembered, our hero sets about showing the future that if you never dig beneath the surface, all you are is shallow. There was never an age before beauty and there will be no wrinkles in time, so come see this beautylicious show chock-full of facial tension. Time to face the music in Mask and Wig’s 125th Annual Production: Beautopia: A Face Odyssey.
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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.