A Summer Tradition
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.