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

Casting: Complicated, Messy, and Exhilarating

How do you sort through the names, resumes, photos, and auditions of nearly 1,300 actors and narrow it down to about sixty needed for the 2018 Utah Shakespeare Festival acting company? And, while you are doing that, how do you keep in mind that each of those sixty actors will play roles in two or three plays. And, how do you incorporate the various visions and desires of each director and who he or she would like in each particular play? Sound impossible? It’s not, but casting the Festival’s season is a complicated, sometimes messy, sometimes exhilarating process

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Enjoy a Festival Christmas at the Homestead

Are you looking for a fun, family friendly, affordable way to celebrate the Christmas season? How about Christmas at the Homestead and Holiday Market—at the Frontier Homestead State Park Museum! The Utah Shakespeare Festival and the popular state park are once again partnering to provide a Christmas celebration for area 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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