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Utah Shakespeare Festival Spring

Starts: June 1

Utah Shakespeare Festival logo onto of a photo of the Randall Theater building
  • New Spring Playbill

    June 1–20, 2020

    The Utah Shakespeare Festival celebrates its 59th year.

    3–WEEK SPECIAL – Opening June 1, with Cymbeline and Desperate Measures before the regular season of Utah Shakespeare Festival on June 22.

    CYMBELINE

    JUNE 1–20, 2020
    EILEEN AND ALLEN ANES STUDIO THEATRE
    A rarely performed play of intrigue and deception in the face of steely resolve, Cymbeline contains some of the Bard’s most wonderous language, leading us through wild plot twists, mistaken identities and a heart-rending quest for love. When Imogen’s father wrongfully banishes her soul-mate, the princess must embark on a near mythic quest to prove her fidelity, escape her stepmother’s dastardly plot, and reclaim her love. In this fantastical work from the zenith of Shakespeare’s talent, the improbable becomes probable as kind strangers, dastardly villains, ghosts, gods, and long-lost princes pave the road to Happily Ever After.

    DESPERATE MEASURES

    JUNE 2–20, 2020
    EILEEN AND ALLEN ANES STUDIO THEATRE
    Winner of numerous 2018 off-Broadway awards including the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical and the Drama Desk Award for Best Music and Lyrics, this foot-stompin’, knee-slappin’ musical gives a sideways nod to the Bard’s Measure for Measure but gallops off at breakneck speed to the wild West of 1890. There we learn Johnny has been arrested for murder. To save him, a wily sheriff, a priest who reads Nietzsche, a voluptuous saloon girl, and a novice nun plan a preposterous caper—a caper that must work, or Johnny will surely hang.

    Details

    Date:
    June 1
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    Website:
    https://www.bard.org/

    Venue

    Utah Shakespeare Festival
    s 300 w Cedar CIty, UT 84720 United States
    Phone:
    435-586-7880
    Website:
    http://www.bard.org/about/theatres.html#.UmrNwZR4YrU