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

2018 Plays

Henry VI Part One

June 29 – September 6, 2018


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

Upcoming Events

The Everyday Comedy

If there’s one rule to writing, it’s this: write what you know. As for the best writer in all of English literature, William Shakespeare definitely followed that rule too. See it for yourself in this season’s The Merry Wives of Windsor. William Shakespeare put references to his times and life into all of his plays, but nowhere is that more obvious than in this zany comedy.

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The Man, the Myth, the Legend

The Merry Wives of Windsor has always been a favorite at the Utah Shakespeare Festival. After all, who doesn’t love watching the antics of a ridiculous old man and two clever, witty women? The play is one of the most lighthearted of all of Shakespeare’s comedies, full of silly jokes, tricks, and mischief. At the heart of it all is Sir John Falstaff, perhaps the most famous of all of Shakespeare’s buffoons and definitely one of the most beloved.

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They're Back! Company Members Arrive

They arrived Monday, May 14. They traveled here, nearly 300 strong, from New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Denver, and other cities across the country and even around the world. They will be here from eight weeks to five months, depending on their job and their contract. They are the 2018 Utah Shakespeare Festival company of actors, directors, designers, stage managers, builders and creators—and they love being in Cedar City.

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Last Round of Casting Announced

The Utah Shakespeare Festival recently announced the last round of casting for the 2018 season, including eleven actors who are traveling to Cedar City from across the country. The complete acting company this year consists of nearly sixty performers. “This is a remarkable group of actors, with notable experience working at hundreds of theatres across the country,” said Artistic Director Brian Vaughn. “They bring with them an array of talents, and I am incredibly excited to see their work.”

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The Story of "The Other"

What do jazz singers, slaves, merchants, Greek warriors, soldiers, and painfully shy foreigners all have in common? Maybe not a lot. At first glance, this season looks like an eclectic collection of stories and tales, all different and from different places and times. There’s nothing they have in common— or is there? Well, look closer. There’s a thread that runs through nearly all of the plays this season at the Utah Shakespeare Festival: the story of “The Other.”

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