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

2018 Plays

Henry VI Part One

June 29 – September 6, 2018

Othello

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

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Taking a Closer Look at Huck Finn

Big River is so entertaining and full of good ol’ American fun and catchy music that you’ll probably dance out of the theatre when you see it this summer. Its harmonicas, guitars, banjos, and swinging dance numbers will have you humming and whistling all summer long. And yet underneath this lighthearted, old fashioned fun lies something much more serious, and much more important.

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Raised on a Raft

There’s no better example of a mischievous, carefree boy than Huckleberry Finn. After all, who can forget all of his crazy antics and adventures with Tom Sawyer in Mark Twain’s two famous novels? But in this season’s Festival production of Big River, we get to see young Huck in a different genre and a new light. Big Riveris a coming of age story; it’s about Huckleberry Finn learning what it means to grow up.

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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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