The Utah Shakespearean Festival for 1989 doesn't start until June, but plays have already been selected for the prestigious festival's 1990 season.

That's because many visitors to the internationally renowned festival purchase their tickets for the following year while they're enjoying the current season.For those who want to take advantage of a little advance planning, here's what the USF has in store for 1990:

-ADAMS MEMORIAL THEATRE: "Romeo and Juliet," "Titus Andronicus" and "The Two Gentlemen of Verona" will be staged in this detailed replica of an Elizabethan playhouse.

-THE RANDALL L. JONES MEMORIAL THEATRE: Ibsen's "A Doll's House," Noel Coward's comedy, "Blithe Spirit," and Beckett's "Waiting for Godot."

The six plays, in various combinations of three to four productions each day throughout the summer of 1990, will provide festival visitors with a number of play-going options. As in the past, one of the Shakespeare plays will be featured as a matinee two days each week. Because of the play's popularity, the 1990 Adams Theatre matinee production will be "Romeo and Juliet," marking the first time the festival has staged a tragedy as a matinee.

The 1990 Randall Theatre season will begin June 28 but will continue through Sept. 15 to accommodate both fall travelers and school groups. The Adams Theatre will open July 4 and continue through Sept. 1.

Tickets for the 1990 season will be available during the present season. The festival box office is converting to fully computerized ticket sales to handle the expanded six-play schedule.

The Utah Shakespearean Festival is located on the campus of Southern Utah State College.

For brochures detailing the current season's productions and ticket information, write to:

Box Office

Utah Shakespearean Festival

Cedar City, UT 84720