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Cedar City’s Mr. Shakespeare, Fred Adams (Part 2) | Shakespeare in Utah

By October 8, 2015 One Comment


“I’m Fred Adams, with The Utah Shakespeare Festival and we’re right here, in front of the beautiful Randall L. Jones Memorial Theatre.


Fred C. Adams at the construction site


“We are truly at the construction site right in the heart of this entire 38.6 Million dollar project.

On my right we have the skeletal beginnings of the Southern Utah Museum of Art. This will be a world class art gallery, one of the first and only in the United States that will be totally manned by theatre graduate students.

Which I think is going to be kind of exciting because it will house not only the extensive collection of the university and the community, but it will also bring in national and international exhibitions throughout the year. It will be a wonderful place for William Shakespeare’s patrons to come and do something else of an artistic nature.

Directly behind me you see the beginnings of what will eventually be the Greenshow and the Seminar Grove of the Utah Shakespeare Festival.

Beverly Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts
And then, to my left over here, camera right, we have the beginnings of the gorgeous Engelstad Shakespeare Theatre.  It will be a magnificent structure similar in style to our beloved Adams Memorial Theatre, that we will be producing in again this season for the last time.

But it will have all of the added things that are so meaningful.  It will have, of course, elevators, all ADA compliant, it will have wonderful restrooms, and a beautiful outdoor lobby.  And our actors will have, finally, will have sufficient dressing rooms and showers to accommodate them.

So it’s really going to be, I think, a marvelous advantage for us and will give the festival patrons something a little better, a little more special than we have been able to supply for the past fifty four years.”

To view part one of this in depth interview with Fred Adams please click HERE!

The first two interviews with Fred are below:

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Jenny Hatch is a professional Wordpress Designer and Blogger. Jenny has a passion for Natural Family Living and raised her five children holistically. She spends most of her time in her Kitchen cooking with whole foods and washing dishes. As the Utah Editor for The Shakespeare Standard she looks forward to sharing her passion for live theatre with readers all over the globe. She lives in Cedar City, Utah, home of the Utah Shakespeare Festival, with her husband Paul, their little Silky Terrier Samwise Gandalf, and her children who are at varying levels of independence.

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