Utah Shakespearean Festival

Really, I don't know where the last week has gone. Perhaps I left a small part of me down in Cedar City and the rest of me has refused to move on without it. Completely understandable considering that Cedar City and the Utah Shakespearean Festival are completely wonderful (as is the Pastry Pub and those really wonderful tarts). I'll just do a really quick recap and then attempt to really move on.

I saw Pride and Prejudice and thought it was quite good.

Okay, maybe I will say a few more words.

Mrs. Bennett absolutely stole the show. She was brilliant. Mr. Darcy grew on me--although I didn't care at all for how much of a comedic performance the script called on from him. I just didn't care much at all for Elizabeth (really rather tragic as she is one of my favorite characters of all time). The show wasn't stunning, but it was quite good--the scene changes were quite ingenious. Oh, I forgot Mr. Collins (aka Brian Vaughn) who was also simply brilliant and co-stole the show.

And one final thought. Have you scene the line up for next year? Really rather disappointing for a 50th year anniversary line up in my little opinion:

A Midsummer Night's Dream
Richard III
Romeo and Juliet
The Music Man
The Glass Menagerie
Noises Off!

I'll still go, of course, but I was expecting something just a bit more exciting--sigh.

1 comment:

Janssen said...

Hmm, I agree. Not that awesome looking.