News of the Festival (April 10)

April 5, 2017 — Cedar City, Utah
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MORE ACTORS READY TO JOIN THE SEASON 
The Utah Shakespeare Festival recently announced more actors and their roles for the 2017 season. Some of them will be familiar to Festival audiences, while others are new to Cedar City, but well known at other theatres across the country. The season is fast approaching, and we are excited to have these amazing professionals joining us this summer.

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WHERE ELIZABETHAN MEETS CONTEMPORARY
Looking at the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s 2017 season, you may already know several of our titles, including Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. But there are two titles that may be less familiar: How to Fight Loneliness and William Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play (abridged). Their contemporary settings are not the only remarkable contrasts to the rest of our shows, but they also add a great deal of insight about humanity and about humor to our repertoire.

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PURCHASE A SEAT AND PUT YOUR NAME ON IT
Name a seat in the new Engelstad Shakespeare Theatre for you, a loved one, or a business. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make a donation and place a plaque on the seatback of your choice in this beautiful, new theatre in the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts. Seats are still available in most sections. Seat donations are 100 percent tax deductible, and all funds go to furnish and maintain the new theatre. Choose the seat you want before it is too late!
 
GUYS, DOLLS, CRAPS, AND HOW TO PLAY
So you are planning on seeing Guys and Dolls at the Utah Shakespeare Festival and know that parts of the plot revolve around a floating game of craps. You’ve seen people playing craps. You’ve heard about it from others. You may have even heard terms like Pass Line, Don't Pass Bar, Coming-out Roll, and Basedealers. But how, exactly, do you play this fast-paced and exciting game of chance?
LONG TIME EMPLOYEE AND FRIEND RETIRES

Charles Metten, a long-familiar face at the Utah Shakespeare Festival has announced his retirement, effective March 31. He will be leaving his post as the Festival’s new plays director to spent more time with his family in Provo. Metten began as the director of what was then called the Plays-in-Progress program in 2005. However, his began his involvement with the Festival much earlier . . . 

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