2019 Season Sponsored by The George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation

2019 Plays

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

June 27 – October 12, 2019

Macbeth

June 27 – September 6, 2019

Hamlet

June 28 – October 12, 2019

The Book of Will

June 28 – September 5, 2019

Twelfth Night

June 29 – September 7, 2019

Every Brilliant Thing

July 11 – October 12, 2019

The Price

September 12 – October 12, 2019

The Greenshow

June 27 – September 7, 2019

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Shakespeare Competition Crowns Winners

This weekend the 42nd annual Shakespeare Competition gave out dozens of awards and scholarships to drama, dance and music students. The competition is the largest scholastic Shakespeare competition in the country, and this was a record-breaking year with nearly 3,600 students from 123 schools in seven states and the U. S. Virgin Islands.

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Remembering Charles L. Metten

It is with sorrow that Southern Utah University and the Utah Shakespeare Festival share the news that Dr. Charles L. Metten, founding dean of the College of Performing and Visual Arts and long-time director, actor, and administrator at the Utah Shakespeare Festival, passed away on the morning of September 27 at the age of 91.

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Pierre Corneille — The French Bard

We’re coming to the end of the season here at the Utah Shakespeare Festival, but there’s still a couple more weeks to come and see The Liar! It’s a hilarious farce that you definitely don’t want to miss; with twins, mistaken identities, and hilarious misunderstandings, the play is almost Shakespearean! But The Liarisn’t a Shakespeare play— no, this is a Corneille.


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A Strange Servant and a Stranger Master

From The Taming of the Shrew to King Lear to The Comedy of Errors, the ways that masters interact with their servants can reveal a lot about a play’s themes. The master/servant relationship is also a very important part of this season’s The Liar. However, the master/servant dynamic is somehow very different in The Liar than in anything we've really seen in Shakespeare.

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Pants on Fire

The endearing Dorante lies to get whatever he wants— especially women. So when he first meets Lucrece and Clarice, he lies to impress them. And, of course, some of the funniest scenes in theatre result. But there’s one question that sticks out. Why is The Liar so funny? What makes it so interesting to audiences? 

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