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

2018 Plays

The Liar

September 14 – October 13, 2018

An Iliad

July 12–October 13


June 28 – October 13, 2018

The Foreigner

June 29 – October 13, 2018

Henry VI Part One

June 29 – September 6, 2018

The Merry Wives of Windsor

June 28 – September 8, 2018

Big River

June 30 – September 1, 2018

The Merchant of Venice

June 30 – September 7, 2018

The Greenshow

June 28 – September 8, 2018

Upcoming Events

A Strange Servant and a Stranger Master

From The Taming of the Shrew to King Lear to The Comedy of Errors, the ways that masters interact with their servants can reveal a lot about a play’s themes. The master/servant relationship is also a very important part of this season’s The Liar. However, the master/servant dynamic is somehow very different in The Liar than in anything we've really seen in Shakespeare.

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Pants on Fire

The endearing Dorante lies to get whatever he wants— especially women. So when he first meets Lucrece and Clarice, he lies to impress them. And, of course, some of the funniest scenes in theatre result. But there’s one question that sticks out. Why is The Liar so funny? What makes it so interesting to audiences? 

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Reflecting on a Season of Seeing

In the fourth and final installment of blog posts by actor John Ahlin, the man playing Falstaff this summer reflects on the wonders of southern Utah and of being on stage in the middle of indescribable vistas, canyons, and valleys. He also marvels at what he calls "the best audiences in the country," those that come to the Utah Shakespeare Festival.

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Help Us Help the Less Fortunate

The Utah Shakespeare Festival is once again collecting food for the less fortunate in our community. The sixteenth annual Fall Food Drive will be September 10 to October 13, with a goal to raise as much food as possible for the Iron County Care and Share.

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An Iliad Q&A with Brian Vaughn

Who is your favorite character? How do you prepare for this demanding role? Do you think this is an anti-war play? Who are the "good guys" and the "bad guys"? Why is The Muse part of this play? Why is this play important to us today? These are all questions we were able to recently ask Artistic Director Brian Vaughn about his role in An Iliad. We think you will find his answers thought provoking and stimulating.

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