Navajo-Hopi Nations,Flagstaff & Winslow News
Tue, June 02

TCUSD hosts Utah Shakespearean Festival

Photo by Byron Poocha.

Photo by Byron Poocha.

TUBA CITY-The Tony-award winning Utah Shakespearean Festival of Cedar City, Utah made a special stop at Tuba City High School's Warrior Pavilion last week with a free performance of a "Midsummer Night's Dream" which featured 14 traveling cast members, 10 production staff members and six artistic staff members in support of this traveling production.

The mixed crowd of both Native and non-Native community members, teachers and students that attended the 6 pm, Wednesday night performance, were able to see one of Shakespeare's lighter written pieces that focused on love, misdirected magic potion, mixed romantic messages, personal awakening amid several trunk-encased costume changes.

The tour which was sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts is part of the Shakespeare in American Communities project.

The 2007 tour has traveled through Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Nevada with this special REZ presentation nearing the end of the tour, which ends in April of 07.

In its 75 minute presentation, the Utah theater group were able to present their version of "Midsummer Night's Dream" and also include a brief question and answer period after with both the actors and technical support for its traveling company.

The cast members are varied in their experience in this traveling theater, for some it is their first exposure to a professional road experience and for some of the others, this is just one in a string of other professional jobs they have in their backgrounds.

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