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UTSA hosts 26th visit of Actors From the London Stage this month

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Actors From the London Stage troupe (Photo courtesy of Shakespeare at Notre Dame)

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Kris Rodriguez
Public Affairs Specialist

(Sept. 11, 2012) -- The UTSA Friends of Shakespeare and the Department of English will host Actors From the London Stage performing Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice" at 7:30 p.m., Sept. 19, 21 and 22 in the Arts Building Recital Hall on the UTSA Main Campus.

The touring ensemble of five British actors represent several prestigious companies including the Royal Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, English Touring Theatre, Royal National Theatre and the Oxford Shakespeare Company.

Cast members include Nicola Alexis, Michael Palmer, Noel White, Ainka Wright and Henry Everett. The actors play multiple roles in a production that utilizes simple costumes and minimal scenery with an emphasis on the riches of Shakespeare's language.

Actors From the London Stage visit selected American universities each year to perform and to conduct classes and workshops. This is the company's 26th visit to UTSA and San Antonio. The residency is supported by the UTSA Friends of Shakespeare, Crittenden Shakespeare Endowment and a grant from the Russell Hill Rogers Fund for the Arts.

The group is an international touring theater organization based in London and at the University of Notre Dame. It combines the superb talents of professional actors with rare opportunities for students to work with them in the classroom. Covering a vast range of topics, AFTLS residencies have brought Shakespeare to life at UTSA since 1988.

Tickets are $18 general admission, $10 for students (with student ID) and are available online. All seats are reserved. Tickets also will be available at the door (cash or check).

For more information or student group bookings, call 210-458-6885 or email mailto:mark.bayer@utsa.edu.



Dec. 1, 9 a.m.

CITE Venture Competition & Exposition

The annual Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) 100K Venture Competition and Exposition will be held on the Main Campus on Dec. 1. Twenty-eight teams from across the university will exhibit their project; six teams will compete for a prize pool of more than $100,000 in funding to launch their new venture / company. More than 650 students have participated in launching new technology ventures.
Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering (BSE 2.102), Main Campus

Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m.

UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert

This concert features 50 community children performing music in the UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert. The children, led by UTSA music students studying to be music teachers, will join together in playing the Theme from Batman at their concert. The Batman of San Antonio, a local celebrity figure, will make an appearance at the concert. This event is free.
Buena Vista Theatre, Downtown Campus

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