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A British Invasion

Only 60 miles north Cedar City is Utah's premier theater event -- the highly acclaimed Utah Shakespearean Festival. The season, which runs from late June through late October, includes eight plays -- usually three by Shakespeare and five others -- in which top actors perform in true Elizabethan style in an open-air replica of the original Globe Theatre and in a modern enclosed theater. Recently scheduled productions include Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor, Titus Andronicus, and Hamlet; plus Stones in His Pockets by Marie Jones and Death of a Mockingbird by Christopher Sergel, based on the novel by Harper Lee.

You can also take a backstage tour for $8 per person, and a variety of other programs and special events are scheduled.

The festival is held on the Southern Utah University campus, 351 W. Center St., Cedar City, UT 84720. For tickets (which range from $22 to $71) and information, call tel. 800/752-9849 or 435/586-7878; or visit www.bard.org.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.