Renowned Broadway Actor Adds Second Festival Performance
CEDAR CITY, UT—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.
Originally scheduled to perform just once at 2 p.m. in the Anes Studio Theatre, Page will now also perform at 10 a.m. in the Engelstad Shakespeare Theatre. This additional show time was added because response has been so positive to the original announcement. General admission tickets for both performances are $25 and can be purchased at the Festival Ticket Office in the Beverley Center for the Arts, by calling 800-PLAYTIX, or online at www.bard.org. Advance reservations are strongly recommended.
All the Devils Are Here is a one-man show written by Page which explores the evil depicted in Shakespeare’s plays. It will be performed in a workshop setting with no sets or costumes, spotlighting the amazing voice and talent of this classical actor.
In addition to his Broadway work, Page was also a popular performer at the Festival from 1984 to 1989, playing such roles as Ben Jonson in Nothing Like the Sun, Iago in Othello, Jaques in As You Like It, Marcus Brutus in Julius Caesar, and the title roles in Macbeth and Richard III. He has since acted across the country and been hailed as “one of America’s leading classical actors” by the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post.
On Broadway, he originated the role of the The Green Goblin in Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark and The Grinch in How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Other New York credits include Scar in The Lion King on Broadway, the title role in Cymbeline for the New York Shakespeare Festival in Central Park, Henry VIII in A Man for All Seasons, Max in The Sound of Music at Carnegie Hall, and Jacob Marley in A Christmas Carol at Madison Square Garden.
Tickets are still on sale for the Festival’s 56th season which continues through October 21 with performances of How to Fight Loneliness, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tavern, and William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (abridged). For more information and tickets visit www.bard.org or call 1-800-PLAYTIX.
The Utah Shakespeare Festival is part of the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts at Southern Utah University, which also includes the Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA).