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Mabel Reber (born 1880) was a member of the Heterodoxy Club and a suffragist. She was the sister of Edna Kenton and was married to Provincetown stage manager and carpenter Neil Reber.
Perhaps recruited by her sister Edna Kenton, Reber, a former society reporter for the Chicago Tribune, and her husband, Neil, joined the Provincetown Players during their third New York season. According to Kenton, Mabel Reber was responsible for the whimsical costumes worn for Robert Allerton Parker’s 5050, set in a subterranean city of the future. Using pasteboard boxes of various shapes and sizes, Reber fashioned geometric costumes shaped like squares or pyramids “with shooting decorative angles.”
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