Shakespeare-in-the-Schools is back on the road, and beginning its Utah Shakespeare Festival here in Cedar City.
On Jan. 24 the comedic production of The Tempest will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Randall L. Jones Theatre.
Those with SUU student cards will receive free admission, while general admission is $5. Tickets are available for purchase at the Festival ticket office, at 800-PLAYTIX and online at www.bard.org. If planning to purchase tickets at the performance, only cash or check will be accepted.
As they have done in the past, the cast will participate in a discussion with the crowd post performance. They will also offer workshops on performing shakespeare text, stage combat, technical theatre and developing character through improvisation.
The show will include some SUU alumni. Cedar City native Trent Dahlin, who will portray “Propero,” received his BFA in musical theatre from SUU. Josh Durfey, who studied classical acting at SUU, is playing the parts of “Ferdinand” and “Antonio.” And Tony Sloan, performing the parts of “Stephano” and “Sebastian” received a degree here in theatre and political science.
The Tempest, excluding Cedar City, is set to perform for more than 120 different schools with 67 shows. This is projected to reach 25,000 students in Wyoming, Colorado, Arizona, Nevada and Utah in the space of 14 weeks. The show will also be performing in community centers and correctional facilities.