Young Prince Gabriel is dashing and debonair, well-trained in sword fighting and horseback riding — and set to inherit his grandfather’s vast fortune. There’s just one problem: On his 16th birthday, Gabriel finds out that he is a she. How will Gabriel proceed to live and love in the rigidity of the 19th century? Step into the opulent masquerade of Rutgers Theater Company’s “Gabriel,” running April 7-12 at the Jameson Studio Theater.

After her discovery, Gabriel continues to present herself in male costume, complicating a relationship with her cousin Astolpho, who Gabriel feels is the rightful heir to the family inheritance. Just as Gabriel’s gender is revealed to Astolpho, love blooms and tragedy strikes.

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $15 for the general public, $12 for Rutgers alumni/employees and seniors, and $10 for students with valid ID. The Jameson Studio Theater is located at 30 Jones Ave., on the Douglass Campus of Rutgers in New Brunswick. For more information about any Mason Gross event, visit or call the Mason Gross Performing Arts Center ticket office at 848-932-7511.