Utah Shakespeare Festival
Founded in 1961, Utah Shakespeare Festival began as the dream of visionary professor Fred C. Adams. Today, it is one of the oldest and largest Shakespearean festivals in the country with an audience of over 150,000 patrons annually. The company provides a complete theatrical and educational experience in a destination setting and produces six productions during an eleven-week summer season and three productions during a five-week fall season. The Festival employs over 350 theater professionals during its summer season and over 60 professionals produce the three plays during the fall season. All productions run in rotating repertory with actors performing two to three roles each.
For Shakespeare in American Communities, Utah Shakespeare Festival will tour The Taming of the Shrew, as part of their Shakespeare-in-the-Schools program. The company will provide related educational activities, including workshops, post-performance talkbacks, and a study guide. They anticipate reaching 120 schools in Utah, Nevada, and Arizona.