Salman Rushdie’s stage adaptation of his 1981 novel “Midnight’s Children” will come to Harlem’s Apollo Theater this winter for a two-week engagement beginning March 20.
Together with Columbia U. and the Apollo, Rushdie’s allegory of modern India is being produced by the Royal Shakespeare Co., which will present the work’s world premiere at London’s Barbican Theater in January.
Prior to its Harlem run, “Midnight’s Children” will make its American debut at the U. of Michigan at Ann Arbor on March 12.
Author of “The Satanic Verses,” Rushdie first dramatized “Midnight’s Children” in the late 1990s for the BBC. Although that five-part series was never produced, the project came to the attention of RSC’s Adrian Noble, who commissioned the work as a play.
Tim Supple will direct the play. He worked with Rushdie in 1998 on their co-adaptation of the writer’s “Haroun and the Sea of Stories” for the Royal National Theater in London.