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Utah Shakespeare Festival

A scene from in Utah Shakespeare Festival's Henry IV Part 1.

Karl Hugh, Copyright Utah Shakespeare Festival 2014

The Utah Shakespeare Festival is held during the summer and fall on the campus of Southern Utah University in Cedar City.


The 2015 season runs from June 25 to Oct. 31.

Shakespeare Festival's 'Amadeus' dazzled me but offended others

The Utah Shakespeare Festival's brilliant production of "Amadeus" raises an important question: when portraying bad people behaving badly, how much is too much? Read more »

July 23, 2015

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'South Pacific' stuns with breathtaking beauty at Utah Shakespeare Festival

The Utah Shakespeare Festival's “South Pacific” is an enchanting production full of warmth and beauty that is a treat to the eyes and ears as it offers an... Read more »

July 18, 2015

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Utah Shakespeare Festival's 'Taming of the Shrew' is a heartfelt season highlight

USF’s production of “The Taming of the Shrew” is a nuanced, heartfelt and thoroughly enjoyable season highlight. Though it has many silly and... Read more »

July 18, 2015

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Married actors draw on their relationship in delivering roles in 'Taming of the Shrew' at Utah Shakespeare Festival

Throughout their years with USF, married couple Brian Vaughn and Melinda Pfundstein have played a few lead roles opposite each other. This season, they've been brought... Read more »

July 18, 2015

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Utah Shakespeare Festival stages passionate rivalry in 'Amadeus'

In much the same way as Mozart's compositions, the Utah Shakespeare Festival's passionate and impressive production of “Amadeus” lingers in the mind long... Read more »

July 18, 2015

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'Charley's Aunt' keeps the laughs coming at Utah Shakespeare Festival

Audiences seeing a farce expect to find themselves laughing, and those who see the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s production of Brandon Thomas’... Read more »

July 18, 2015

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Utah Shakespeare Festival's 'Henry IV Part Two' struggles to overcome difficult script

Audiences set on seeing all of Shakespeare's history plays will not want to miss this one as it's rarely performed, but average theatergoers may prefer one of the... Read more »

July 18, 2015

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Utah Shakespeare Festival's 'King Lear' does tragedy justice

Productions of “King Lear” routinely give audiences a taste of what can follow decisions based on pride and ambition, but the Utah Shakespeare Festival... Read more »

July 18, 2015

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A 'love letter farewell': Utah Shakespeare Festival readies for final season of shows in Adams Shakespearean Theatre

This summer, the Utah Shakespeare Festival and its audiences will bid the Adams Shakespearean Theatre farewell as it opens for its final season. Read more »

June 20, 2015

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New American Playwrights Project to present three staged readings at Utah Shakespeare Festival

The 23rd annual New American Playwrights Project will present staged readings of three plays at the Utah Shakespeare Festival. The plays were selected from among... Read more »

May 9, 2015

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'Boeing Boeing' takes fun-filled flight at Utah Shakespeare Festival

No detail has been overlooked in the Utah Shakespeare Festival's production of "Boeing Boeing," and theatergoers — be they frequent or first-time flyers —... Read more »

Oct. 4, 2014

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Utah Shakespeare Festival stages worthy, thrilling 'Sherlock Holmes' adventure

The game is on at the Utah Shakespeare Festival, where “Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure” will continue its run through Oct. 18 in Southern Utah... Read more »

Sept. 29, 2014

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Utah Shakespeare Festival selected as stop for Shakespeare on the Road

A group from the University of Warwick and the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust are embarking on a tour of festivals throughout the United States to more fully understand... Read more »

July 17, 2014

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'Twelfth Night' is nonstop fun

"Twelfth Night" is full of music, laughter and fun. Read more »

July 14, 2014

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'Measure for Measure' tackles the giant question of justice

The Utah Shakespeare Festival offers a dark comedy that explores right versus wrong and asks whether a punishment fits its crime. Read more »

July 12, 2014

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'Sense and Sensibility' is filled with just that

Utah Shakespeare Festival offers up a lovely Jane Austen adaptation. Read more »

July 10, 2014

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Utah Shakespeare Festival's easy to follow 'Henry IV Part 1' is majestic rendering

Despite a flaw in a central relationship portrayal, Utah Shakespeare Festival’s “Henry IV Part 1” shows intelligence with a vivid spirit. Read more »

July 8, 2014

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Staged briskly, Utah Shakespeare Festival's ‘Comedy of Errors’ is brilliantly hysterical

Director Brad Carroll sets the “The Comedy of Errors” in a 1849 California gold rush town and employs many troupes of comedy westerns, such as... Read more »

July 7, 2014

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Theater review: Utah Shakespeare Festival's 'Into the Woods' is robustly performed, enormously enjoyable

The Utah Shakespeare Festival’s “Into the Woods” is enchanting. It is a sumptuous, gold-standard production — lovingly staged, robustly... Read more »

July 5, 2014

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Theater preview: Pioneer Theatre raises curtain on 2014-15 titles in season ‘for everybody’

In its 2014-15 season, Pioneer Theatre Company will stage eight shows, including one world premiere and one regional premiere. Plus, one of the eight shows in the... Read more »

April 18, 2014

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