Utah Shakespeare Festival Celebrates 54th Season

Tickets are on sale for Utah Shakespeare Festival’s 54th season, which runs from June 25 to October 31 in Cedar City, Utah. The eight-play season includes Shakespeare’s King Lear, The Taming of the Shrew, Henry IV Part Two, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South PacificCharley’s Aunt by Brandon Thomas and Steven Dietz’s adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

At the end of the summer, the Festival will say farewell to the historic Adams Shakespearean Theatre, the symbol of the Festival since 1977. The architecture and history of “wooden O” theater will be celebrated with an art exhibit and sale, featuring the Theater done in watercolors, quills, sculpture and drawings by over 90 artists from the western United States and as far away as Beijing, China. Proceeds go to the artist and the Utah Shakespeare Festival.

The Festival features three different Greenshows: Irish, English and Italian Nights. The Greenshow is free and begins at 7:10 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

A reunion weekend for past Festival employees will be Aug. 13-15, and, on Sept. 3, 4, and 5—the closing nights of The Taming of the Shrew, King Lear and Henry IV Part Two—will be a commemoration of the shows produced in the Adams Theatre.

For information and tickets, visit: www.bard.org or call 1-800-PLAYTIX.

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