Treasures of Every Kind—Don't Miss Our Sale!
How much stuff, how many bits and pieces, odds and ends, and treasures can a theatre company accumulate in sixty years? The answer, without being precise: a lot.
The Utah Shakespeare Festival has storage units packed to the ceiling with thousands of items, from prop furniture to children’s costumes, from event décor to seasonal décor. And they are cleaning out, organizing, and having a huge storage sale!
The public sale is scheduled for Saturday, September 26, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon on Shakespeare Lane between 200 and 300 West, just south of the Beverley Center for the Arts and the Festival complex.
“We are very excited about this sale,” said Donn Jersey, development and communication director. “The Festival has never had a sale of this size and scope; so it will be fun to see the variety and the amount of items available—and to offer an enjoyable and safe community event during this summer and fall of canceled theatre.”
The thousands of items on sale will include toys, children’s costumes, housewares, lawn décor, seasonal décor, interior decorations, jewelry, Festival memorabilia (posters, keychains, programs, books, CDs, etc.), baskets, glassware, journals, clothing, cards, artwork, prop furniture, tassels and fabric trims, baskets, china, event décor, and lots more.
“And everything will be priced very inexpensive, even cheap,” said Jersey. “Our goal is not to make a lot of money, but to clean out our storage and provide a fun community event at the same time.”
Because of COVID-19, health restrictions will be maintained: masks are required, and social distancing is encouraged. “We hope everyone will be aware of others at this event and will help us keep it safe,” said Jersey.
“Then, come and find the perfect item,” he concluded, “gifts, Halloween costumes, décor for your home, souvenirs, and so much more. We can’t wait to see you there.”
The Utah Shakespeare Festival just recently announced a full 2021 season, running from June 21 to October 9. Plays are Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors, Richard III, Pericles, and Cymbeline, as well as two musicals (The Pirates of Penzance and Ragtime) and two additional plays: The Comedy of Terrors and Intimate Apparel. Tickets are now on sale by visiting www.bard.org or calling 800-PLAYTIX.