Utah Shakespeare Festival Offers Season’s Best Discounts on Cyber Monday
CEDAR CITY, Utah — The Utah Shakespeare Festival is planning a big season in 2021, and is offering its largest discount of the year on Cyber Monday, November 30—every ticket will be discounted $8. To take advantage of the special pricing, go to www.bard.org/cyber, and when you choose your seats, the discount will automatically be applied. This discount is available only on November 30. “This is the only time of the year that we offer this across-the-board discount,” said Donn Jersey, development and communication director. “We are encouraging our wonderful patrons to plan ahead and prepare for what we know is going to be a fabulous season.”

After canceling its 2020 season, the Utah Shakespeare Festival recently announced plans to return in 2021 with a blow-out sixtieth anniversary season: eight plays, numerous ancillary activities, anniversary events throughout the summer, and a full season dedicated to Founder Fred C. Adams who passed away in February, including a celebration of his life in August. “The 2021 season at the Festival will be like no other in our history,” said Executive Producer Frank Mack in announcing the upcoming theatre season. “It is our sixtieth year, it is dedicated to our founder, Fred C. Adams, and it marks our return to producing after missing 2020. It will be a magnificent experience.” The season will feature eight plays in three theatres, plus all the extra “Festival Experience” traditions and activities guests have come to love over the last six decades, The Greenshow, backstage tours, Repertory Magic, various seminars, orientations, and numerous classes. The anniversary year will run from June 21 through October 9.

The plays will be William Shakespeare’s Richard III, The Comedy of Errors, Pericles, and Cymbeline, as well as Ragtime by Terrence McNally, Stephen Flaherty, and Lynn Ahrens, The Pirates of Penzance by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, Intimate Apparel by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage, and The Comedy of Terrors by John Goodrum. “This upcoming season is a mixture of plays rolled over from the cancelled 2020 season, with the addition of three exciting and reflective plays that capture the heartbeat of the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s enduring mission,” said Artistic Director Brian Vaughn. “All of these titles explore varying themes of identity and mortality; the debate of fate versus free will; and the examination of the human spirit’s ability to overcome injustice and oppression. Combined, they make up a rich tapestry of drama that magnifies the intricacies of our collective humanity.”

“The confluence of many circumstances will combine to make 2021 an exciting season—celebrating sixty years of great professional theatre in beautiful Cedar City, honoring our visionary founder who made all this possible, and getting to produce shows for our wonderful audiences, by our amazing artists, after a year-long hiatus,” concluded Mack. To receive your discount, go to www.bard.org/cyber. If you have questions, please call the Ticket Office at 800-PLAYTIX.