From multiple angles, our QTV and Omega Mu brothers have enriched the civic life at the University of Maine, and we are fortunate to have had many hardworking, talented brothers throughout our history. The balance between our athletic involvement, intellectual pursuits, and campus involvement is outstanding. In each area of involvement, our brothers brought energy and enthusiasm, and one particular area where our brothers brought particular depth and color was in many wide-ranging Maine Masque theater productions. With fraternal strength, Omega Mu brothers became mainstays on the theater boards when Maine Masque was established in 1906-1907. What a long-lasting accomplishment for all of us to be proud as Omega Mu brothers.
Over the years, our Omega Mu brothers have been involved in many Maine Masque productions, including Charles L. Pfeiffer, Malcolm E. Fassett, Harry Lovely, Nathan F. True, Fernando T. Norcross, Theodore W. Haskell, Charles E. Stickney, Robert Irvine, William Demant, Evans B. Norcross, J. Richard Buck, Willam Keith, John D. Utterback, Harry P. Carle, Howard L. Farwell, Jacob M. Horne, Jr.; Bryant M. Patten, Sumner Waite, Norman D. Carlisle, Paul F. Slocum, Clifford H. George, Ernest F. Andrews, Robert S. Hussey, Elwood D. Bryant, Howard J. Stagg, III; Stanley T. Fuger, John T. Clark, John W. Ballou, George R. Berger, Robert D. Parks, Arthur B. Conner, Louis H. Thibodeau, Henry S. Simms, among many, many others! Praise for them is merited. Exhibiting diligence and discipline, these Omega Mu brothers, through many decades, brought a joyful vibrancy and communal vitality to the University of Maine community. What a superb gift to give the community, rich, alive, and inspiring. Significantly, many of our Omega Mu brothers were a driving force in many of the plays because of the impactful, leading roles that they often played, luring and capturing the imagination of the audience as they moved and glided, with apparent ease and poise, on the theater boards. By all reports in the Maine Campus and the Bangor Daily, their performances were quit affecting. The quality and depth of their disciplined art form joyfully enriched the lives of countless numbers of people.
Our Omega Mu Maine Masque theater brothers, just like our athlete brothers, are an enriching testament to what it means to be a fraternity brother in Omega Mu, and we are proud of their dedication, creativity, and commitment in adding such an important historic angle in our fraternal history at the University of Maine. They exemplify the good of what it means to be a positive part of the university community, and in doing so showing the good of fraternal culture. Attending a play is a special, spirited experience, and we are proud of the legacy of these brothers for their unbending commitment to the beautiful creative art and discipline of Maine Masque theater productions. These Maine Masque theater brothers make us proud, and their legacy in Maine Masque history continues to shine. They, too, like our Omega Mu athlete brothers, continue to enrich and strengthen our perseverant and determined fraternal identity, 149 years strong.
Omega Mu Maine Masque Brother
George R. Berger,
Omega Mu Years
"A supper of hot-dogs, cocoa, milk, ice cream and cookies was served . The Phi Gams had to run , as they were kept busy seeing to every want of the children."
"Phi Gam held parties over the weekend consisting of a smoker Friday evening."
"Backward Party Saturday night in which couples came in old clothes and had to climb through a window to get into the house. The girls had to ask the boys to dance,
for refreshments, and for cigarettes."
"Phi Gamma Delta royally entertained fifty Orono school children at a Christmas party at the fraternity house on Thursday afternoon , December 19t. This event is an
annual highlight of the Christmas season at
"George Berger, president of the Maine Masque, is a veteran actor."
"Starring George Berger and Marilyn Hoyt."
"Playing the sadistic, cold-blooded killer who is driving his wife mad, Berger never stepped out of character. His change of pace and stage presence. added yo his excellent and slowed-down voice, added immeasurably to the role."
"George Berger entertained Wednesday night audiences with an excellent performance."
Omega Mu Brother,
"George Berger plays the part of Spike McManus, a Washington correspondent - turned campaign manager."
"Two very important leads did so well that few people at intermission were talking about them...Jim Haskell...
"Hats off to the Masque."
World War II
George R. Berger was a pilot in the United States Navy during World War II.
“What if the space be long and wide,
That parts us from our brother’s side
A soul-joined chain unites our band,
And memory links us hand in hand.”
(Phi Gamma Delta fraternity song)
Chip Chapman, ’82