Three Beckett plays, and news of symposium

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September 28, 2000|By J. WYNN ROUSUCK

Direct from Berlin, where the troupe performed in the international Samuel Beckett festival and symposium earlier this month, the Maryland Stage Company will present three short Beckett plays - "Play," "That Time" and "Ohio Impromptu" - at its home base, the University of Maryland Baltimore County Theatre, for seven performances beginning tonight.

Xerxes Mehta, the company's artistic director and president- elect of the Samuel Beckett Society, directs a cast of four - Sam McCready, Wendy Salkind, Bill Largess and Peggy Yates - in these works from Beckett's late period, the 1970s and 1980s. The set, lighting and sound are by Terry Cobb; costumes are by Elena Zlotescu.

Show times at the UMBC Theatre, 5401 Wilkens Ave., are 8 p.m. today, tomorrow, Saturday and Oct. 6 and 7, with matinees at 4 p.m. Oct. 1 and 8. Tickets are $15 general admission; $13 for UMBC faculty; $10 for seniors and $8 for students. (Maryland high school students are admitted free.) The company will talk about the play and the symposium in post-performance discussions scheduled for tomorrow, Oct. 1 and 6. For more information, call 410-455-2476.

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