August 28, 2012
Cedar City, UT – As the summer comes to an end and school starts back up, the Utah Shakespeare Festival is offering a special deal for students to attend the Festival plays.
Student Access cards are on sale now and can be purchased in person at the Utah Shakespeare Festival Ticket Office. These cards are $35 and allow one student unlimited access to Festival productions through October of this year. The cards can also be used for any Playmakers performance. Playmakers is the Festival’s educational theatre program that features community children performing full productions.
“To sustain the growth and stability of the Festival, we need to constantly find ways to reach out and connect to a younger audience,” said R. Scott Phillips, Festival executive director.
Marketing Director Kami Terry Paul created the Student Access card last season as an affordable option for students to enjoy the many Festival offerings. “Part of the mission of the Utah Shakespeare Festival is to educate, and we think it’s important students of all ages have the opportunity to experience our productions. We had great feedback last year, and we hope to see lots of students participating again in this program.”
Students must present their student ID and another form of ID to purchase the Student Access Card at the Festival Ticket Office. To redeem the card for tickets, students must show their card and a matching student ID on the day of the show. Tickets are non-transferable.
Tickets are on sale for the Festival’s 51st season, which will run through October 27, 2012. The eight-play season includes Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor Titus Andronicus and Hamlet. The season will also include Alain Boubill and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s epic musical Les Misérables, Friedrich Schiller’s Mary Stuart, Moliére’s Scapin, Christopher Sergel’s adaptation of Harper Lee’s classic American novel To Kill a Mockingbird, and back by popular demand Marie Jones’ Stones in His Pockets. For more information and tickets visit www.bard.org or call 1-800-PLAYTIX.