Utah Shakespeare Festival
Founded in 1961, the Utah Shakespeare Festival presents classic and contemporary plays in repertory, with Shakespeare as the cornerstone. As one of the oldest and largest Shakespearean festivals in the country, it serves 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. The Festival has garnered numerous awards including the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre. Education camps, festivals, touring productions and workshops serve students and communities throughout Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Idaho and Colorado.
Utah Shakespeare Festival will present a touring production of Hamlet, as part of their Shakespeare-in-the-Schools program. The company will provide related educational activities, including workshops, talkbacks, and a study guide. They anticipate reaching 150 schools from Arizona, Idaho, Nevada, and Utah.