Take two 8,000-lumen projectors, stack them on top of each other, hook them to a powerful computer, and point them at a rear-projection screen. What do you get?
What does an actor do when, in the middle of a comic scene in front of a full house, the dog who appears with him on stage begins to wander toward the wings?
Here’s a joke for you. A young New Yorker was introduced to a Boston girl, and before they were acquainted thirty minutes, she got so spoony that she had called him an asterolepis, a Silurian placoid, and cartilaginous vertebrate.
Citing their desire to give back to the community that has supported them for over 50 years, State Bank of Southern Utah (SBSU) officials recently presented a check for $50,000 to the Utah Shakespeare Festival.
This weekend the 39th annual Shakespeare Competition, hosted by the Utah Shakespeare Festival and Southern Utah University, gave out dozens of awards and scholarships to drama, dance and music students. The competition is the largest scholastic Shakespeare competition in the country, and this was a record-breaking year with over 3,200 students from 110 schools in six states.
Meet company members Nancy Melich (Literary Seminar Director) and Michael Scott Harris (Actor).
The world’s most famous vampire, a cigar-smoking man in a dress, and one of theatre’s most loveable mutts can all be found this fall at the Utah Shakespeare Festival. Five of the Festival’s six summer shows will be closing the first week of September; but Charley’s Aunt will continue its summer run, along with two additional offerings,Dracula and The Two Gentlemen of Verona, through October 31.
Meet John Maltese and Jamie Ann Romero, actors in this year's production of The Two Gentlemen of Verona.
Company Spotlight: Meet Miller Tai (Actor) and Amanda Wiely (Lead Assistant Company Manager).
Tyler Pierce (Dracula) extends his stay from the summer season, where he appeared in King Lear and Henry IV, Part 2. Chris Mixon (Renfield) was last here in 2007 in Art. We chatted with them to learn more about the play and this production.
Artistic Director, David Ivers, shares his thoughts about the 2015 Fall Season at the Utah Shakespeare Festival.
The Utah Shakespeare Festival dimmed the lights in the Adams Shakespearean Theatre for the final time Saturday night and lit a new light in the under-construction Engelstad Shakespeare Theatre. It was end of an era and definitely the beginning of another.
Blog # 6 A Heartfelt Farewell
"Henry IV part two is the perfect show to go out on. There is a sense in part two of a paradigm shift in the world. A sadness hangs over the play. It is a unique Shakespeare play in that he peopled it with an old Henry, an old Falstaff, an old Northumberland, Shallow and Silence. "
Meet company members Michael J Barnes (Voice and Text Coach) and Brian Swanson (Adams Technical Director).
In blogging there are no safeguards against self-indulgence.This blog, #5, is me turgidly purging my mind of many hoarded thoughts, so that next week’s blog # 6, the final blog, will be free of random ramblings.I can then sleekly say how my time here at the Utah Shakespeare Festival has been a sublime, once in a lifetime moment.Till then, read on Macduff, at your own risk.
The Utah Shakespeare Festival is once again collecting food for the less fortunate in our community. The 12th annual Fall Food Drive will be September 11 to October 31, with a goal to exceed last year’s donation of 3,467 pounds of food to the Iron County Care and Share.
Closure is a drama with comedy about the endgame of a dysfunctional life and a broken family trying desperately to mend itself before its last chance is gone forever.
Meet company members Samantha Ma (Actor) and DeVery North (Company Management Assistant).
Caesar’s Blood is based on factual events. It takes place in late 1864, during the American Civil War. Lincoln had just been re-elected. The Booth brothers (Edwin, Junius Brutus and John Wilkes) were all famous actors of that era. For one performance only, they appeared together in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. Junius Brutus and Edwin were pro-Union and John Wilkes was pro-confederacy and pro-slavery.
Recent visits to the Utah Shakespeare Festival by two notable figures in the theatre and literary worlds have at least one thing in common. Both Sam White, founder and executive director of Shakespeare in Detroit, and Ian Doescher, author of the popular William Shakespeare’s Star Wars books, cite attending Shakespeare festivals as inspiration for their work.