OGDEN, Utah – The 2006 Celebrate Shakespeare! Festival will visit Ogden and Weber State University this week.
As a gift from the Friends of the Stewart Library in partnership with the Ogden Schools Foundation, the plays of William Shakespeare are becoming familiar and accessible to many in Northern Utah who otherwise would lack the means or the interest to see them.
For the seventh year in a row, local audiences will have a chance to experience a performance of one of Shakespeare's plays. This year a 45-minute version of "Macbeth" will be performed at 7:30 p.m. on April 7 in the Ogden High School auditorium by the Utah Shakespearean Touring Group. (Last year the auditorium doors had to open early to allow the many senior citizens, among a crowd of some nine hundred, to escape the crowded foyer and find seats.)
In addition to the stage performance, Michael Don Bahr, education director for the Utah Shakespearean Festival, will present an interactive lecture, “Fair is Foul, and Foul is Fair: Shakespeare Explores the Dark Side.” He will speak at 11:30 a.m. April 6, and at noon April 7, in WSU's Stewart Library Special Collections. This lecture is free to the public.
For parking information at WSU, please call (801) 626-6975; for other information, please call Janis Vause, executive director of the Ogden Schools Foundation, at (801) 737-7307; or Linda Sillitoe, special projects director for the Stewart Library at (801) 626-7351.