Critics raved about UMBC's Theatre Department production of five short Samuel Beckett plays produced under the familiar one-word heading Beckett. Maryland Public Television critic Tony Perkins labeled the production the best college production of 1978," and Sun writer Earl Arnett said that the hardworking students at UMBC should be congratulated for bringing Samuel Beckett vividly to light." The plays were directed by Xerxes Mehta, Theatre Department chair, and were the culmination of the Theatre Production Workshop in which students research the playwright's work and determine the approach to the production and performance.
Theatre records, Collection 83
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