The Reviews Are In

Read what the reviewers across the West are saying about this summer’s plays. Check back often because we will update this page as additional reviews are published.

Henry IV Part One

“Henry IV Part One” is majestic rendering
— Blair Howell, The Deseret News

An impressive launch to an ongoing story
— Barbara M. Bannon, The Salt Lake Tribune

Henry IV Part One explores honor and history
— Andrea Gunoe, Utah Theatre Bloggers Association

It takes game of thrones to get young prince to find his way
— Carol Cling, Las Vegas Review-Journal

Story of “Henry IV” finds powerful beginning
— Brian Passey, The Spectrum

Shakespeare's "Henry IV Part One" opens at Festival
— Holly Coombs, Iron County Today

The Comedy of Errors

“Comedy of Errors” is brilliantly hysterical
— Blair Howell, The Deseret News

“The Comedy of Errors” is frenetic and funny
— Barbara M. Bannon, The Salt Lake Tribune

Comedy of Errors strikes gold
— Kat Webb, Utah Theatre Bloggers Association

With Gold Rush-era “Comedy of Erros,” there’s droll in them thar hills
— Carol Cling, Las Vegas Review-Journal

Delightful “Comedy” improves on source material
— Brian Passey, The Spectrum

Western "Comedy" presented at Utah Shakespeare Festival
—Holly Coombs, Iron County Today

Measure for Measure

“Measure for Measure” poses thorny moral questions that remain relevant
— Barbara M. Bannon, The Salt Lake Tribune

“Measure for Mesaure” tackles the giant question of justice
— Erica Hansen, The Deseret News

Measure for Measure not a “problem play” at the Utah Shakespeare Festival
— Russell Warne, Utah Theatre Bloggers Association

“Measure” of human struggle, marked by moral knots, fistfuls of foibles
— Carol Cling, Las Vegas Review-Journal

Strong dialogue anchors "Measure for Measure"
— Brian Passey, The Spectrum

Into the Woods

“Into the Woods” is robustly performed, enormously enjoyable
—Blair Howell, The Deseret News

“Into the Woods” draws life lessons from a tuneful pastiche of fairy tales
— Barbara M. Bannon, The Salt Lake Tribune

Into the Woods was all I could wish for
— Amber Peck, Utah Theatre Bloggers Association

Deep in “Woods” lies tale of human truths (witch warts and all)
— Carol Cling, Las Vegas Review-Journal

"Into the Woods" a toe-tapping triumph
— David Cordero, The Spectrum

“Into the Woods” a favorite
— Holly Coombs, Iron County Today

Sense and Sensibility

Utah Shakespeare Festival premieres a satisfying “Sense and Sensibility”
— Barbara M. Bannon, The Salt Lake Tribune

“Sense and Sensibility” is filled with just that
— Erica Hansen, The Deseret News

Difficult to adapt to this Sense and Sensibility
Amber Peck, Utah Theatre Bloggers Association

You said it, sisters: Finding right romance requires keeping wits
— Carol Cling, Las Vegas Review-Journal

Fall in love with actors, script in Austen's "Sense"
—Lisa Larson, The Spectrum

Austen’s “Sense and Sensibility” brings life to USF stage
— Holly Coombs, Iron County Today

Austen’s Sense and Sensibility Delights at Utah Shakespeare Festival
— Jonathan Decker, Meridian Magazine

Twelfth Night

“Twelfth Night” is musical and funny
— Barbara M. Bannon, The Salt Lake Tribune

Utah Shakespeare Festival's Twelfth Night justly "plays on" through the fall
—Dave Mortensen, Utah Theatre Bloggers Association

“Twelfth” finds its best, true self with balance of heart and humor
— Carol Cling, Las Vegas Review-Journal

Comedy takes center stage in “Twelfth Night”
— Lisa Larson, The Spectrum