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University Theater


University Theater
University Theater
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Multiple accessions
45.00 linear feet
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University of Maryland
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email:

University Theater is the University of Maryland's student performance group, established in the 1950s as a sucessor to the Footlight Club. The collection documents the group's shows, plays, and musicals through event files, publicity materials, programs, invitations, brochures, posters, newspaper clippings, and scripts. Three scrapbooks from the Footlight Club era (1935-1950) and two scrapbooks for University Theater (1954-1959) are also included. One item of note is a 1920 photograph of the Pagent Players, a theatrical group from the university's summer school session. The bulk of the collection consists of photographs and slides from a variety of perfomances, including Annie, Anything Goes, The Barber of Seville, Cabaret, Carousel, A Christmas Carol, The Crucible, Death of a Salesman, Guys and Dolls, Hamlet, Henry IV, How to Suceed, Inherit the Wind, Jesus Christ Superstar, King Lear, La Boheme, Lysistrata, Music Man, Oklahoma, Pygmalion, Romeo and Juliet, Showboat, South Pacific, The Tempest, and The Wizard of Oz.

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