Bard's Birthday Bash

Every year elementary school students from all over Iron County gather with the Utah Shakespeare Festival to celebrate the birthday of William Shakespeare.


April 19 and 20, 2012

Over 2,500 local school children will experience the annual Bard's Birthday Bash at the outdoor Adams Theatre. The bash is an exciting and enthusiastic way of exposing kids to the Bard's works through their own performances, as well as by observing the efforts of other students. Students will participate in period activities such as jousting and maypole games, as well as enjoying cake with Queen Elizabeth.


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April 23, 2012

On April 23 the Utah Shakespeare Festival is inviting the community to celebrate William Shakespeare's birthday with cake and the final performance of the Shakespeare-in-the-Schools touring production, A Midsummer Night's Dream. The festivities begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Randall L. Jones Theatre. Tickets are $5 for general admission and can be purchased online at or by calling 1-800-PLAYTIX.

"We are inviting the whole community to our celebration of the life and works of William Shakespeare," said Michael Bahr, Festival education director. "Shakespeare's plays are still internationally enjoyed over 400 years after he died, so we are honoring the Bard for his beautiful poetry, humor and observation of the human spirit. A Midsummer Night's Dream is the perfect mix of magic, mischief and merriment for a birthday revelry."


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