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Utah Shakespeare Festival
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Hosted on the campus of Southern Utah University in Cedar City, is the Utah Shakespearean Festival is committed to "entertain, enrich, and educate audiences through professional rotating repertory productions of Shakespeare and other master dramatists".

Although it is called the Shakespeare Festival, the famous bard is not the only playwright represented. The handful of shows presented throughout the summer also features such writers as Oscar Wilde and Howard Ashman.

Other activities include Backstage Tours and many educational seminars. Visit with actors and musicians, or participate in discussions of the plays with Shakespearean and theatre scholars.

The Utah Shakespearean Festival has received numerous awards, including the 2000 Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theater , Entrepreneur of the Year and Best of State .

Tickets can be reserved online at http://www.bard.org/, or call 1-800-PLAYTIX (800-752-9849) to purchase. Several discounts are available.

Their website includes an online gift shop where you can find treasures such as posters, clothing, books and videos, and miscellaneous items with the festival logo.

Go on, take a weekend off and head down to the festival. Just think of the educational value. Your kids will be reading Shakespeare tragedies sometime during their school years. Real experience is way better than Cliff Notes.

Backroads of Utah
by Theresa A. Husarik

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