The University Musical Society (UMS) and the U-M announce the return of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) for 16 performances of three plays in March 2003. The company will present five performances each of Shakespeares Coriolanus and The Merry Wives of Windsor, as well as six performances of a new stage adaptation of Salman Rushdies Booker Prize-winning novel, Midnights Children. The RSC also will be involved in a residency program with students and the public during its presence on the campus.
UMS President Kenneth C. Fischer commented, Last seasons performances by the Royal Shakespeare Company were among the most exciting events artistically that UMS has ever presented. Over the past year, weve worked closely with the RSC to put together a program that we believe has equally interesting connections to the University and community at large. Were particularly excited about the possibilities with the stage adaptation of Salman Rushdies Midnights Children, which explores the first 30 years of Indias independence. And were grateful to the University of Michigan and Interim President Joe White for the Universitys extraordinary commitment to this exciting next phase of our five-year partnership with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Subscription tickets for RSC are on sale now. The entire UMS season can be seen at www.ums.org. For more information, or to be added to the mailing list for a season brochure, contact the UMS Box Office, (734) 764-2538 or (800) 221-1229.