Shakespeare Festival 2016


 ...Hamlet this year (2015 Festival) was a triumph. In my review I called Spencer Hohl a “swashbuckling hero who excels in every scene,” and I stand by that statement four months later. Joanne M. Parker‘s direction was emotionally powerful, and the costuming team had gorgeous costumes for the actors. In short, it was the rare play that made me want to drop reviewing and get back on stage. —Russell Warne, UTBA staff member

Do you want your children to grow up well rounded and read? Do you despise the thought of Shakespeare? Do you love Shakespeare? Do you want to look sophisticated to peers? Do you want to see great performances of Shakespeare but don't want to sit for three hours? If you answered YES to any or all of these questions, then our festival is the event for you!!
2016 Shakespeare Festival will run August 20th - October 1st.

Festival Waffle Party
Saturdays 9:15am - 10am at the Soda Fountain
All ages welcome. $10/Adults $7/Children
Breakfast is served! reserve your spot to be treated to a wonderful breakfast created by our own Chef Madeline. A selection of favorite breakfast items will be served with fresh fruit by our Soda Fountain staff. By Reservation, space is limited.
The Festival Faire
Saturdays 10am - noon
All ages welcome. Free*
The Festival Faire is full of free* and paid activities and performances. Grab a pastry or other breakfast item from our concession stand and enjoy "Breakfast With Shakespeare", a fantastic and zany way to be introduced to Shakespeare in a 30 minute free show! After the show we have many activities including dancing, archery, games galore, puppet shows, *face painting, crafts, and more! *Face Painting and Crafts require a small fee.

Henry V
Ages 4+ recommended. Tickets $12/Children $15/Adults
Saturdays alternating between 1pm & 4:30pm with Taming of the Shrew
The story of a boy who would be king. Follow Henry "Prince Hal" through this fast paced telling of Shakespeare's Henry IV parts 1 & 2 and Henry V. Let the battles begin!

Taming of the Shrew
Ages 4+ recommended. $12/Children $15/Adults
Saturdays alternating between 1pm & 4:30pm with Henry V
The city of Padua! Two sisters, and a host of men who want to marry the "sweet" Bianca. But no one dares approach the beautiful, but angry Katharina. Their father, Baptista Minola will only have Bianca married if he can marry off "Kate the Curst". Pertruchio enters the city, seeking to marry for money is not deterred to "tame" this shrew, but finds himself changed in the end as well.

Our Soda Fountain will be open at 10am during the festival. Tickets for Breakfast with Shakespeare at 9:30am. 

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