Help Us Help the Less Fortunate
The Utah Shakespeare Festival is once again collecting food for the less fortunate in our community. The seventeenth annual Fall Food Drive will be September 10 to October 12, with a goal to raise as much food as possible for the Iron County Care and Share.
Local residents can participate by donating six items of nonperishable food per individual on the day of the performance directly to the Festival and receive a half-price ticket to any Monday through Thursday performance. Food donation barrels will be located in the lobby of the Eileen and Allen Anes Studio Theatre, near the ticket office.
"The support of our community is so critical to the success of the Utah Shakespeare Festival Fall Food Drive,” said Donn Jersey, director of development and communication. “Since 2003 the Festival has provided a program allowing generous and caring playgoers to see great theatre and support those less fortunate through our annual fall food drive. And over the years, our guests have demonstrated time and time again their generosity and support of those in need by supplying food as part of a ticket purchase.”
Residents of Iron, Washington, Kane, Garfield, Sevier, Piute, and Beaver counties in Utah are eligible for the discount, as well as guests from Lincoln County, Nevada. All residents should bring proof of residency and six nonperishable food items for each discounted ticket they wish to purchase. This offer is good Monday through Thursday on the day of the performance only. There is a limit of four discounted tickets per resident I.D.
Tickets for the Festival’s fall 2019 season, which continues October 12, are on sale at bard.org, at the ticket office, or by calling 800-PLAYTIX. The four plays this fall are Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Hamlet, Every Brilliant Thing, and Arthur Miller’s The Price.
The Iron County Care and Share was founded in 1984 by a group of local churches of different denominations to address the issue of hunger in our community. Working with partners in the community, neighboring counties, and the state, the Iron County Care and Share is able to help homeless and low-income individuals and families work toward self-sufficiency. The Iron County Care and Share is located at 900 North 222 West Cedar City, Utah.