Omega Mu Maine Masque Brother,
Malcolm E. Fassett,
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, 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 Years
1910 photo of the first Phi Gamma Delta, first on the left; Mount Vernon House, our
final Q.T.V. Chapter Hall, middle. Mount Vernon Hall burned down in 1933.
First Phi Gamma Delta house, left; Mount Vernon Hall, right.
"Presentation...Malcolm Edward Fassett"
"It has become so natural to take 'Tom' Fassett for granted when it comes to University of Maine dramatics that it is hard to conceive of a play
Accolades for Malcolm E. Fassett
Malcolm E. Fassett 's
Broadway Plays, 1920's
"Brother Fassett's Broadway debut was with Louis Mann in The Bubble, which was followed by two seasons with Leo Ditrichstein in the Great Lover."
The Booth Theatre
A Portion of the third act when Malcolm E. Fassett enters as Robert Hand.
Malcolm Fassett Players
"If you ever see Fassett Players billed in a house that has a stock season, march right up to the box office and your seats, for the leading man of the Players is Brother Malcolm E. Fassett, a Fiji from the University of Maine, class of 1910."
A Letter to the Omega Mu Brothers
The Malcolm Fassett State
"The Malcolm Fassett State-Centennial Prize, $50.00, is the gift of Malcolm E. Fassett of the class of 1910, and will be awarded to the student who writes the best one-act play dealing with typical or historical life and character in
the State of Maine."
“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