2018 Season Sponsored by The George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation

2018 Plays


June 28 – October 20, 2018

The Merry Wives of Windsor

June 28 – September 8, 2018

The Foreigner

June 29 – October 20, 2018

Henry VI Part One

June 29 – September 6, 2018

Big River

June 30 – September 1, 2018

The Merchant of Venice

June 30 – September 7, 2018

Pearl's in the House

August 23 – October 20, 2018

The Liar

September 14 – October 20, 2018

The Greenshow

June 28 – September 8, 2018

Upcoming Events

Enjoy a Festival Christmas at the Homestead

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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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.

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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.

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2018 Season Offers 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.

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Shakespearean Spooks

It’s Halloween once again. Here at the Utah Shakespeare Festival we love scary stories and are enjoying the spookiness of the season. Think about it: classic literature, including theatre, has brought about the scariest monsters in horror history; there’s just no better time for literature lovers than Halloween. So many great writers wrote horror, and I would say that the best horror writer of all time was Shakespeare!

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