NEWS FROM THE UTAH SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL (NOV. 2)

November 2, 2017 — Cedar City, Utah
SHAKESPEARE E-GLOBE
A. Bryan Humphrey (left) as Froggy LeSueur and Chris Mixon as Charlie Baker in the The Foreigner, 2005.
2018 SEASON OFFERS AN ECLECTIC MIX
The Utah Shakespeare Festival’s 2018 season offers an eclectic mix of eight plays in three theatres, exploring a number of themes relevant in today’s world. The season will run from June 28 to October 20, 2018. “With four diverse Shakespeare offerings (including the next in our History Cycle), a world-premiere musical centered around one of the world’s most iconic figures, two delightful classic and contemporary comedies, and a Tony Award-winning musical based on one of the most controversial novels of our time, this season promises to resonate on all levels,” said Artistic Director Brian Vaughn.
Kathleen McCall as Joan la Pucelle inThe War of the Roses, 2000.
THE HISTORY CYCLE CONTINUES
It sounds like the characters of an English soap opera: King John who signed the Magna Carta in 1215. Richard II, a weak king whose throne was taken from him by his cousin. Henry IV whose right to the throne was always suspect. Prince Hal, who rose from his riotous youth to become the beloved Henry V. His son, who became King Henry VI while an infant and suffered from mental illness. The murderous hunchback, Richard III. And King Henry VIII, the father of Queen Elizabeth, who ruled during much of Shakespeare’s life.
FESTIVAL GUESTS DONATE OVER TWO TONS OF FOOD
Utah Shakespeare Festival guests made life a little better for those in need this fall, by donating over two tons of food to the Iron County Care and Share. The food was donated as part of the Festival’s fifteenth annual Fall Food Drive from September 13 to October 22. Residents of southern Utah and eastern Nevada were able to donate six items of nonperishable food and receive a half-price ticket to a Festival production.
Kaitlin Margaret Mills (left) and Lincoln Paul at Christmas at the Homestead, 2016.
ENJOY A "FRONTIER" CHRISTMAS
The Utah Shakespeare Festival and the Frontier Homestead State Park Museum are once again partnering to provide Christmas at the Homestead and Holiday Market. Offering just the right mix of Christmas magic and old-style “frontier” celebration, this fun, family friendly, and affordable kick-off to the Christmas season has become an increasingly popular annual event for southern Utah residents and visitors.
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