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Shakespearean Festival Continues Through October

Shakespearean Festival Continues Through October



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Carole Mikita Reporting The fall season of the Utah Shakespeare festival is in full swing.

The musical "Pippin" is one of this season's offerings. In addtion, productions of "the Foriegner" and "All's Well That End's Well" are being staged

Shakespearean Festival Continues Through October

'Pippin', set in the 8th century, takes the audience inside the magic and mystery of the court of the Emperor Charlemagne and follows his son, Pippin, as he comes of age.

Kevin Massey, 'Pippin' "It's the story of so many young people, and any age really, of wanting to be, wanting to find fulfillment in something and not knowing what that is."

Each production this fall is about taking a journey. 'The Foreigner' is a madcap farce about an Englishman so shy he won't speak, so people around him believe he's from a foreign country.

Chris Mixon, 'Charlie Baker" "It just plays really well and I guarantee people will laugh like they rarely get a chance to."

And there is Shakespeare's "All's Well That End's Well" -- the story of a forced marriage in which the bride must complete a nearly impossible task.

Gina Daniels, 'Helena: "Everyone that she touches, she somehow makes better. And in the quest for Bertram's love the journey is about healing him through love too, by the end of the play."

Fred C. Adams, Founder, Exec. Prod. "Much smaller and much more personal time, everything is a little more accessible in the fall and it makes for a nice kind of closure to the summer season."

Fall brings a different season to Cedar City. It's quieter and festival folks say it's a good time to relax and get carried away. The Utah Shakespearean Festival runs through October 29th, Tuesdays through Saturdays.

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