Shakespeare lovers will want to be a part of the Utah Shakespeare Festival in Cedar City. Located on the campus of Southern Utah University, the festival presents Shakespeare and plays from other playwrights every June through October in three theaters at the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts.
Catch a play at the festival in one of the indoor or outdoor theaters. Performances take place in the Engelstad Shakespeare Theatre, an outdoor replica of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre; the Randall L. Jones Theatre; and the Eileen and Allen Anes Studio Theatre.
“The festival is surrounded by natural wonders and national parks and monuments,” said Ashley Starr, group services coordinator for Utah Shakespeare Festival. “Many groups enjoy spending a week in the area, exploring during the day and taking in a play in the evenings.”
The 2018 season includes performances of Henry VI Part One, The Merchant of Venice, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Othello, Big River, The Foreigner, The Liar and Pearl’s in the House.
“In addition to the plays, we offer free play seminars and orientations, as well as prop, costume and actor discussions, and the nightly summer Greenshow,” Starr said. “You can purchase tickets for our Backstage Tour and Repertory Magic. Each offers a unique look at what happens behind the curtain. With all the programming built in, it is easy to fill your itinerary with these available offerings. We also can book private luncheons, actor receptions and events custom to the needs of your group.”
The 2019 season of performances will be announced in early summer 2018. Discounts are available for groups of 12 people or more. There are two motorcoach loading and unloading zones available, with parking nearby.
For more information, call 435-586-7878, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit bard.org.