Name: Nikki Allen
As the summer comes to an end and school starts back up, the Utah Shakespeare Festival is offering a special deal for students to attend the Festival plays.
This year, the Festival is offering all students who have a valid school ID an exclusive Student Access Card. The card only costs $25 and is valid for one ticket per show, for an unlimited number of shows that are part of the Festival’s 2011 season; it can also be used for any Playmakers performance. Playmakers is the Festival’s educational theatre program that features community children performing full productions.
Student Access Cards will be available for purchase on Wednesday, August 24 in person at the Festival Ticket Office.
Marketing Director Kami Terry Paul created this initiative as an affordable option for students to enjoy the many Festival offerings. “Part of the mission of the Utah Shakespeare Festival is to educate, and we think it’s important students of all ages have the opportunity to experience our productions. The Student Access Card is good for one ticket to as many performances as you like during the 2011 season, so we hope to see a lot of students participate in this program.”
Students must present their student ID and another form of ID to purchase the Student Access Card at the Festival Ticket Office. To redeem the card for tickets, students must show their card and a matching student ID on the day of the show. Tickets are non-transferable.
The Festival’s 50th anniversary season runs through October 22, 2011. The eight-play season includes Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Richard III, Romeo and Juliet, and The Winter’s Tale. The season also includes Meredith Willson’s great American musical The Music Man, Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie, Michael Frayn’s Noises Off!, and the mystery thriller Dial M for Murder by Frederick Knott.
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