Robert Ayers C’69
Bob was a member of the Chimes and a friend of M&B.
PATRICK BAKMAN (1944 - 1990) C’66
Patrick directed MURDER IN THE CATHEDRAL in Copley Crypt, and the Eugene O’Neill trilogy, MOURNING BECOMES ELECTRA in Poulton Hall. These were independent student productions funded by College Dean Royden B. Davis, SJ. For the New York City Opera Patrick directed LA BOHEME, and then for various companies SUSANNAH, CARMEN, LA TRAVIATA, THE MAGIC FLUTE and A VILLAGE ROMEO AND JULIET among others.
BILL BROWN C‘57
Bill played the venerable Dr. Chasuble in THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST (1957), and was pursuing a theatre career in New York City when he died in an apartment fire not long after graduating.
FRANK BRUNO SFS‘69
Frank brought the house down As Tony Greciano in Calliope X: THE WASP THAT ATE CLEVELAND AND THE REST OF THE WORLD. During the summer of ’69, he performed in a USO show with Andrea Oram , Anita Merzel, Paul Moser, and Bryan Williams, traveling all over Germany and northern Italy. He did a great stint as Elvis.
A quiet, sophisticated redhead, Patty was a backstage supporter and muse for Calliope creators.
RICK CONNOLLY C’76, L‘82
Rick was the wry, “go-to” redhead always ready to pitch in on M&B projects.
John, an African American, was with some 50 fellow Calliope participants when he was refused entry to a Virginia restaurant after a late-night cast party. The entire group left the restaurant in protest. John died
in a swimming accident not long after leaving Georgetown.
RICHMOND CRINKLEY (1940 - 1989)
Mr. Crinkley had no official connection with Georgetown. However, as the founder of the Folger Library Shakespeare Theatre, he involved a number of Georgetown students in his first directorial efforts. GU alumnus Louis Scheeder succeeded him as Producer there.
JACK CUDAHY C‘70
Jack was the consummate backstage operator. He produced, stage managed, worked set construction, and did publicity for a dozen or more shows. He may have appeared on the stage in a Calliope or two, as part of the old M&B custom that production staff always took a bow at the curtain call for the last performance of each Calliope. Jack met his future wife, Kathy Bridges, working set construction for DBM’s 1967 production of Ivory Tower.
JACK DAMLOS C‘70
Jack played the name role as Super Wasp in Calliope X, THE WASP THAT ATE CLEVELAND AND THE REST OF THE WORLD; he also played Claudius in the musical version of Hamlet staged as a play within a play in CALLIOPE IX, MY SON HAMLET. Jack acted Off-Broadway and was road manager for the national touring company of the Paul Taylor Dance Company 1974-1976. From 1983 through his death, he was senior production manager for annual events at Macy’s flagship store in New York, where he worked on the renowned Thanksgiving Day parades, Christmas and Independence Day Celebrations, and other events.
Royden B. Davis, SJ
Fr. Davis was Dean of the College and a supporter of the arts. The new Performing Arts Center is named in his honor.
RICHARD DEFABEES (1947 - 1993) ILL’70
Richard appeared in the original Broadway production of TORCH SONG TRILOGY, alternating in the lead role, as Arnold, with the play’s author, Harvey Silverstein. On Broadway he was seen in WHOSE LIFE IS IT ANYWAY?, THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH and SUMMER BRAVE. Off Broadway, he was in MONSTERS and CREEPS, and he acted in the films SHORT EYES, A CHORUS LINE and,
with Donn Murphy, in CITY OUT OF WILDERNESS, which was filmed in Washington by the United States Capitol Historical Society.
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OSCAR GARCIA-VERA SFS’75
Oscar was an M&B stalwart throughout his Georgetown career, as actor, costumer and props and scenery maker.
BILL GARGARO (1940 - 2007) C’61, L’’64
Bill wrote the book and music for DOWN THE HATCH, Calliope II (1961). He became a trial lawyer but was also a performing member of the Magic Castle in San Francisco and worked during summer breaks from GU Law School to work as a writer for the television show LEAVE IT TO BEAVER, earning story credit for a 1962 episode in which Wally Cleaver smashes his father’s car. He worked on a high-profile criminal case involving the death of an actor on the set of the movie THE TWILIGHT ZONE.
JACK GUIDONE ILL‘75
Jack was truly a theatrical “jack-of-all trades.” He acted and sang as the Devil in Calliope II: DOWN THE HATCH. He choreographed. After graduation he taught dance in Washington, and made exquisite masks, including those for a Washington Ballet production of Beauty and the Beast, done in a Chinese motif. DBM has the mask for the Beast.
JERRY HALL, SJ
Jerry auditioned for MAN OF LA MANCHA, and when Phil Santucci got the role, Jerry amicably put together and conducted the orchestra for the show in Stage One.
TONY HOPE (1941 - 1964) C’62
Tony wrote the book for SHOW ME THE WAY TO GO, HOMER, Calliope III (1962). He was appointed to federal positions by Presidents Gerald R. Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan and George Bush, Sr. He served for a time as director of business affairs at 20th Century Fox Studios, and was a Trustee of the National Theatre in Washington.
ROBIN KERNEY C‘69
Low-key and wry, Robin was the always-helpful man around M&B.
Joseph Mark Lauinger, '66
Joe was a member of the Chimes and a friend of M&B. Joe died in Vietnam and the Library at Georgetown is named for him.
PATSY LOGAN ILL‘71
Patsy was an indefatigable and upbeat member of M&B. She was killed in a tragic auto accident on Whitehurst Freeway in Washington not long after her graduation.
KURT LUCKNER C‘67
Kurt was perhaps the greatest M&B costume and set designer of the 60s, honors he shared with Bill Walker. Kurt helped design the critically acclaimed productions of Calliope VII (One Sleepless Knight), and VIII (Come Back Little Phoenix)
MIKE MALONE (1943 - 2006)
Mike was the co-founder the Duke Ellington School for the performing Arts, and coordinator of the musical theatre program at Howard University. His production of Langston Hughes’ BLACK NATIVITY was performed at the Kennedy Center annually for a number of years.
Marisa was radiant as Constance, one of the elegant and eccentric Parisian madwomen in M&B's THE MADWOMAN OF CHAILLOT, performed at Trinity Theatre in 1958.
BRYAN MCGRATH, SJ
Father McGrath was a University administrator at the time of the Great Poulton Hall Take-Over.
GUS MOTTA C‘66
Gus was a skilled musician. In addition to working on Mask Bauble shows, he wrote the music for 571 BC, and with Richard Murphy, created the 175th Anniversary musical at GU. Gus also collaborated with on Calliope IX: My Son Hamlet.
FREDERICK CRANE “TRAY” MONGUE, III (1948 - 1991) C’70
Tray played Matt in THE FANTASTICKS in Stage One, appeared in MARAT/SADE, and played the romantic lead in Calliope VIII, COME BACK, LITTLE PHOENIX. He also directed STOP THE WORLD, I WANT TO GET OFF and was on hand when Anthony Newley visited with the cast at a rehearsal. After graduation he worked in advertising and created a series of notorious films in New York City as Christopher Rage.
RICK MURPHY C’68
Rick was the public relations director par excellence for a number of M&B shows, putting up mysterious “Coming Soon…” posters, and working in response to surveys he created to determine the best means of publicizing events. Rick collaborated with Gus Motta on Calliope IX: My Son Hamlet.
JERRY O’BERSKI C‘64
Jerry was a stalwart of the stage and loft crews, and was much involved in the Mask & Bauble White House support operations. He was humorous, robust, and slightly cynical in a grounded way, and he reputedly spent one summer sleeping in the basement of the Old Annex Bulding right outside the Healy gate – protecting M&B equipment stored there?
DAN E. ORTMEYER
Dan’s biggest role was Sir in THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT…THE SMELL OF THE CROWD (1967). He also appeared in MURDER IN THE CATHEDRAL, THE APOLLO OF BELLOC, CALLIOPES VII, IX and X. After military service in Vietnam, Dan taught English and all aspects of the theater in Prince Georges County, Maryland, at Duval and Eleanor Roosevelt High Schools.
Roger was a member of M&B who died shortly after his graduation from Georgetown. He was one of those quiet, behind-the-scenes supporters.
John was a superb comic who did a hilarious singing caricature of an ancient Greek Physical Fitness Instructor, Mr. Tanny, (“trims your fanny”) in Tony Hope’s Calliope III, SHOW ME THE WAY TO GO HOMER (1962).
DANNY PEPITONE C’71
Danny gave a number of memorable performances for M&B, including his role as one of the inmates in MARAT/SADE, and Littlechap in STOP THE WORLD, I WANT TO GET OFF. In 1984, Danny helped found Dance Space Center in New York, a studio serving “the whole dancer.” DSC (Now Dance New Amsterdam) continues to attract over 2000 dancers each week with courses in dance training, anatomy awareness, performance, choreography and career development.
SIXTO PLAZA, Ph.D.(1945-1990) G’86
Prof. Plaza was an Instructor in Spanish and Founder of El Retablo, a Spanish Theatre Group at Georgetown.
JOHN R. REAP, JR. (-1996) C‘68, G’'74
John was Production Coordinator for the National Geographic Magazine in Washington, DC. At Georgetown he acted with M&B and the Classical Theater. He was especially fond of Shakespeare. John was a show-stopper as the lecherous Cardinal in Calliope VIII, ONE SLEEPLESS NIGHT, and was equally effective as the villainous Buckingham in Richard III (1966).
JOHN DOUGLAS REED ‘66
John was a member of the Chimes and a friend of M&B.
RAMOND H. RENO, Phd (1924 - 2006)
In the 1970’s Dr. Reno, with students and colleagues, formed the Georgetown Classical Theater, which staged campus productions of plays by Shakespeare, Ben Jonson, and others. Casts and crews included
students and professionals. Prof. Reno himself played Hamlet, Macbeth and Marc Antony.
Henry Carter Schaeffer
Henry designed many fabulous costumes for M&B, and worked on scaffolding one summer to gold-leaf the proscenium arch in Trinity Theatre.
Steve Schure C '71 (1949-2006 )
Steve was a versatile member of M&B: he did set construction, tech, acting, etc. Steve appeared as the Duke in THE REVENGER'S TRAGEDY, Cecil in Terrence McNally's NOON, and as Jacob Marley in A CHRISTMAS CAROL.
Joseph Sellinger, SJ H‘64
Father Sellinger appointed Donn Murphy to become the “Moderator” of the Mask Bauble, with the charge to enlarge the group, which the Dean thought had become a “clique.” DBM put on an original “Senior Show” musical called BANNED IN BOSTON on a stage in McDonough Gym which drew large crowds and recruited many new M&B members, so the Dean was pleased..
TOMMY SMITH ( 1944-1982) C’64 Tommy designed sets at M&B. He was a Stage Manager for the Andrews Sisters’ OVER HERE on Broadway (1974), and then produced a long-running
tour of THE FANTASTICKS in Latin America.
Cindy Stanley ILL‘75
Blonde, effervescent and a good dancer, Cindy was a high-kicker in M&B chorus lines.
CHRIS TITKO N‘68
Chris worked tirelessly behind the scenes on costumes and sets/tech for Calliope VII: One Sleepless Knight.
LYDIA WEEKS ‘68
Thin, elegant and reserved, Lydia was a leveling influence on more raucous M&B members. She played in MOURNING BECOMES ELECTRA directed by Pat Bakman, and opposite Bob Reilly in THE TWELVE POUND LOOK, a triple-prong-winner at the Jesuit One Act Play Festival.
DAVID WILLIAMS (1958-1992) ILL’82
David was a World Champion Hula Hoop Expert and inspirational teacher of children who performed at schools all over the U.S., and starred in the Georgetown University Bicentennial Gala show in Constitution Hall, and also in A TRIBUTE TO DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. at the National Theatre
Gerald Yates, SJ
In addition to being Dean of the Graduate School, Father Yates was a member of the Chimes and oversaw construction of the Field House later named after him. He was an avid supporter of theater at Georgetown.
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