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

Exciting Surprises in 2018 Casting

Artistic Director Brian Vaughn has announced the first round of casting for the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s 2018 season—including an exciting surprise.

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Joan of Arc: A Hero or a Villian?

Most people know that Shakespeare wasn’t always overly concerned with historical accuracy. In fact, he was the king of taking artistic liberties. And there’s no better example of that than Joan of Arc, in this season’s Henry VI Part One. The Maid of Orléans— France’s greatest hero— is one of Shakespeare’s most notorious and fascinating villains.

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Celebrate the Bard's Birthday

When William Shakespeare’s birthday rolls around each year, you can bet there will be celebrations at the Utah Shakespeare Festival. This year, on April 23 and 24, the Festival will honor the Bard by celebrating his 454th birthday with local school children and the community through a variety of activities.

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A Big River of Americana

Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (the basis for the musical) has been taught in American high schools for well over a century. But it’s also been debated for just as long. It is currently number fourteen on the list of Top 100 Banned Books. So why bother to read the book at all? Why bother to watch the musical if some people seem to hate it so much?

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Three Eclectic Players Take New Leadership Roles

A puppeteer with years of corporate marketing experience, a classically-trained pianist who most recently co-founded a high school to help teens with addiction problems, and an MBA recipient who loves both spreadsheets and theatre—all three have recently taken on leadership roles at the Utah Shakespeare Festival.

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