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

2017 Plays

Shakespeare in Love

June 30 – September 8, 2017

Romeo and Juliet

July 1 – September 9, 2017

As You Like It

June 29 – September 7, 2017

Guys and Dolls

July 3 – September 1, 2017

A Midsummer Night's Dream

July 4 – October 21, 2017

Treasure Island

July 5 – September 2, 2017

The Tavern

September 19 – October 21, 2017

How to Fight Loneliness

August 25 – October 14, 2017

The Greenshow

June 29 – September 9

Upcoming Events

Festival Names New General Manager

The Utah Shakespeare Festival recently announced that Kami Terry Paul, who has worked at the Festival in various marketing positions over the past sixteen years, has been promoted to the position of general manager. She will be replacing Zachary Murray, who recently left the Festival to take a position with Southern Utah University. In her new position, she will be responsible for the business and financial operations of the Festival.

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Students Honored at Shakespeare Competition

This weekend the 41st annual Shakespeare Competition, hosted by the Utah Shakespeare Festival and Southern Utah University, gave out dozens of awards and scholarships to drama, dance and music students. The competition is the largest scholastic Shakespeare competition in the country, and this was a record-breaking year with nearly 3,400 students from 109 schools in five states.

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Festival Announces Directors for 2018 Season

Utah Shakespeare Festival Artistic Director Brian Vaughn recently announced a slate of eight highly-creative, talented, and experienced directors for the Festival’s 2018 season. Many have directed at the Festival before, but some will be new to Festival audiences. “I have such profound admiration and respect for these directors,” said Vaughn in making the announcement. “They each bring a unique blend of insight, passion and commitment to the work that will electrify these plays with tremendous clarity and immediacy. I’m excited to have them here.”

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What's the Big Deal with the Shakespeare Competition?

"There really is nothing like the Shakespeare Competition,” said Michael Bahr, education director for the Festival. “For forty years the competition has provided young people an outlet to share their passion and excitement for the arts, while also cultivating the future generation of arts professionals.”

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Renowned Broadway Actor Adds Second Festival Performance

Patrick Page, known for his Broadway roles such as Scar in The Lion King, The Grinch in How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and The Green Goblin in Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark has added a second performance of his one-man show at the Utah Shakespeare Festival on September 29.

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