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

2018 Plays

Henry VI Part One

June 29 – September 6, 2018

Othello

June 28 – October 13, 2018

The Merry Wives of Windsor

June 28 – September 8, 2018

The Foreigner

June 29 – October 13, 2018

Big River

June 30 – September 1, 2018

The Merchant of Venice

June 30 – September 7, 2018

An Iliad

July 12–October 9

Pearl's in the House

August 23 – October 13, 2018

The Liar

September 14 – October 13, 2018

The Greenshow

June 28 – September 8, 2018

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The Merchant of Cedar City

Since the very first year of the Festival, audiences have fallen in love over and over again with Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice. It’s an appealing love story wrapped around a complex, fascinating study of religious and social tensions. And because of its popularity, the Festival has produced it a number of times! From fun and farcical to deep and complex, this play has evolved in its Cedar City productions over the years. . . .

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Bookends of Villiany

Shakespeare's villains are some of the most complicated, realistic characters in theatre. Truthfully, they can sometimes be more compelling than their heroic counterparts. And nowhere is that more true than this season at the Festival. This year, two of Shakespeare's most infamous villains take the stage— the bitter Jewish moneylender Shylock, and the jealous, manipulative ensign Iago. . . .


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The Top (Under) Dog

Charlie, the lead character in The Foreigner, says at one point in the play: “We—all of us, we're becoming—we're making one another complete, and alive." Such optimism and hope are difficult to confine, and audience members tend to leave with the theatre with some stashed in their pockets and their hearts, which is perhaps the real reason The Foreigner triumphs.


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Interracial Marriage in Shakespeare’s Day

Shakespeare's Othello is a complex play, and one of the most interesting topics within it is the idea of interracial marriage. With a black Othello and a white Desdemona being at the center of an immense tragedy, audiences for centuries have wondered about the implications of their relationship. An interracial marriage in the sixteenth century? It seems impossible, but . . .

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Taking a Closer Look at Huck Finn

Big River is so entertaining and full of good ol’ American fun and catchy music that you’ll probably dance out of the theatre when you see it this summer. Its harmonicas, guitars, banjos, and swinging dance numbers will have you humming and whistling all summer long. And yet underneath this lighthearted, old fashioned fun lies something much more serious, and much more important.

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