H.Res. 354: Congratulating the staff, community, and patrons of the Utah Shakespeare Festival on the festival’s 50th anniversary. Read More


This resolution was introduced on Jul 15, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

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Jul 15, 2011

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Congratulating the staff, community, and patrons of the Utah Shakespeare Festival on the festival's 50th anniversary.

Whereas the Utah Shakespeare Festival was founded in 1962 by Fred C. Adams; Whereas the inaugural festival featured three plays: The Taming of the Shrew, Hamlet, and The Merchant of Venice; Whereas performers at the inaugural festival were students and volunteers who supplied their own props and costumes; Whereas 3,276 visitors attended the inaugural festival; Whereas today, nearly 150,000 visitors from across the country attend the festival each year; Whereas the festival has a cast of over sixty professional actors, an artistic company which creates sets, props, and costumes, employs twenty-eight people year-round, and the summer and fall production company consists of approximately 350 individuals; Whereas the festival is held in Cedar City, Utah, at the Adams Shakespearean Theatre; Whereas the Adams Shakespearean Theatre is located on the campus of Southern Utah University and is one of few theaters with a layout similar to Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, providing invaluable educational opportunities for students at Southern Utah University; Whereas the festival's success has greatly benefitted the economy of Cedar City, Utah; Whereas in 2001, the National Governors Association honored the Utah Shakespeare Festival with the award for Distinguished Service in the Arts for Artistic Production; and Whereas in 2003, Fred C. Adams was named Utah's Entrepreneur of the Year for Community Enrichment by Ernst & Young: Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That the House of Representatives congratulates the staff, community, and patrons of the...

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