Two appointments to new positions have been announced by the board of governors of the Utah Shakespearean Festival.
R. Scott Phillips, formerly marketing director for the festival, has been appointed as managing director, beginning with the 1991 30th anniversary season, and Roger Bean, who has been serving as public relations director, has been appointed as marketing director.Founder and producing director of the internationally renowned festival is Fred C. Adams, who continues to oversee the festival and the future development of the planned Utah Shakespearean Festival Center for the Performing Arts. This ambitious project, expected to be completed in 1997 to coincide with the centennial celebration of Southern Utah State College (soon to be Southern Utah University), will encompass an authentic Elizabethan village one one entire block adjacent to the campus.
When completed, the village will contain three state-of-the-art theaters, scenery and costume shops, tea room, bakery, gift shop, parfumerie, new administration offices and a Renaissance study center, all surrounding an Elizabethan clock tower, a brick-paved central plaza and bronze fountain depicting Shakespearean characters.
With the addition of the new Randall L. Jones Theatre to the festival, the board of governors also realized the changing artistic needs of the festival, and appointed Cameron Harvey and Douglas N. Cook, both veterans of many years with the festival, as producing artistic directors.
The 30th anniversary season of the festival will run from July 1 through Sept. 7 with Shakespeare's "Hamlet" and "Twelfth Night" and Ben Jonson's comedy, "Volpone" on the outdoor stage of the Adams Memorial Shakespearean Theatre, and George Bernard Shaw's "Misalliance," Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" and Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew" in the Jones theater.
For further information about the 1991 season, call 586-7878, or write to: Box Office Utah Shakespearean Festival 351 W. Center Cedar City, UT 84720