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2024 Is Just Around the Corner! Get $10 Off Per Ticket

Cedar City, UT — It’s not too early to plan for the 2024 season at the Utah Shakespeare Festival. Cyber Monday, our biggest sale of the year, is just around the corner and is the perfect time to purchase tickets. 

Take advantage of the deal and receive $10 off every ticket by visiting bard.org/cyber or by calling the Festival ticket office. The sale will go live at midnight and is only available on Monday, November 27. 

“We are thrilled to announce our shows for our sixty-third season in 2024,” said Managing Director Michael Bahr. “We are proud to focus on our cornerstone of Shakespeare, presenting four of his marvelous works.”

IN THE ENGELSTAD SHAKESPEARE THEATRE 

Henry VIII
By William Shakespeare 

Having first been produced in 1981, Henry VIII hasn’t hit Festival stages since 1995. Following the story of a ruthless race to power and the desire for a male heir, King Henry VIII listens to Cardinal Wolsey’s counsel, while honorable Duke Buckingham is convicted of treason. The play also focuses on topics of divorce and the treatment of women in a male-dominated society, as Henry leaves his wife Katharine and marries Anne Boleyn. 

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The Winter’s Tale 
By William Shakespeare 

The Winter’s Tale has been produced in 1972, 1989, 1996, 2004, and most recently in 2011. Focusing on themes of betrayal, loss, and forgiveness in the setting of a family drama, Shakespeare’s romance tells of King Leontes, his paranoia of his wife’s infidelity, and the consequences that follow. 

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The Taming of the Shrew 
By William Shakespeare 

The Taming of the Shrew was one of the first of Shakespeare’s plays to ever be produced here, in 1962, and was performed most recently in 2015 in the final season of the Adams Memorial Theatre. This is the eleventh time this Shakespeare play has been shared with Festival audiences. Full of deception and disguise, Petruchio attempts to tame the wild Katherina into being an obedient and dutiful wife. Suitors attempt to win her sister Bianca’s hand in marriage, but can only do so if Katherina weds first. Interestingly, lessons are learned on all sides about what true partnership is all about.

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IN THE RANDALL L. JONES THEATRE 


Much Ado About Nothing 
By William Shakespeare 

Much Ado About Nothing has been produced seven times, most recently in 2016, the year the Engelstad Shakespeare Theatre and the Beverley Center for the Arts opened. Shakespeare’s popular comedy centers around two romantic pairings and the ways in which we can deceive each other, ourselves, and be both opposed and open to love through it all. 

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The 39 Steps
Adapted by Patrick Barlow 
From the Novel by John Buchan 
From the Movie by Alfred Hitchcock 
Original Concept by Nobby Dimon and Simon Corble 

The 39 Steps was last seen at the Festival in 2010. This humorous play follows an innocent man accused of a crime who must clear his name. A fast-paced “whodunit” comedy with only four actors but a plethora of characters, the play balances both suspense and nonstop comedy, with a little splash of romance. It is a highly stylized theatrical romp that leaves you laughing and amazed.

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IN THE EILEEN AND ALLEN ANES STUDIO THEATRE

Silent Sky 
by Lauren Gunderson 

This is the first time the Festival has produced Silent Sky. A historical fiction, it tells of how astronomer Henrietta Leavitt explores a woman’s position in society during a time of scientific discoveries in the 19th century. Including themes of gender equality, female achievement, and work/life balance, this play speaks to modern times ––even though it takes place over one hundred years ago.

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The Mountaintop 
By Katori Hall 

The Mountaintop has never before seen Festival stages. This story follows Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., as he prepares one of our nation’s most important speeches. Although fictional, the play shows themes of being a figurehead versus a private human, and how King must confront his mortality and legacy. 

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Once again, visit bard.org/cyber or call 800-PLAYTIX to get $10 off per ticket while the sale lasts! Please note that the sale cannot be combined with other discounts and it is only available on Monday, November 27. The ticket office is open from 10 am-5 pm, Monday through Friday.

What's On

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The Taming of the Shrew

June 19 - September 7, 2024

Engelstad Shakespeare Theatre

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RADA 2024 Production

July 30-August 3, 2024

Eileen and Allen Anes Studio Theatre

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The 39 Steps

June 22 - October 5, 2024

Randall L. Jones Theatre

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Much Ado About Nothing

June 21 - October 5, 2024

Randall L. Jones Theatre

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Henry VIII

June 17 - September 5, 2024

Engelstad Shakespeare Theatre

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The Mountaintop

July 13 - October 5, 2024

Eileen and Allen Anes Studio Theatre

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The Winter's Tale

June 18 - September 6, 2024

Engelstad Shakespeare Theatre

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Silent Sky

July 12 - October 5, 2024

Eileen and Allen Anes Studio Theatre

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