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`FEASTE’ AND FROLIC BETWEEN PLAYS

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The Utah Shakespearean Festival is more than just plays. Here's a list of other activities, both before and after the productions:

- GREENSHOWS: Three different productions by a separate company of performers. Free of charge nightly in the Adams Theatre courtyard, beginning at 7:30 p.m.Singers, musicians, Punch and Judy shows, mimes, a local falconer and storytellers are part of the Elizabethan revelry.

Wenches sell freshly baked tarts and other vendors offer such wares as locally produced candies and a variety of beverages.

- ORIENTATIONS: Free, informative lectures in the Auditorium Theatre (1:15 p.m. for matinee performances and 7 p.m. for the evening shows).

- FREE SEMINARS: Literary seminars, conducted by Jerry Crawford and Ace Pilkington in the Pine Grove south of the courtyard, feature lively post-play discussions on the previous evening's productions. These are held at 9 a.m. (for the Adams productions) and 10 a.m. (for the Randall shows) Tuesdays through Sundays.

Three other series of seminars alternate during the week at 11:30 a.m. These are the Actor Seminars on Wednesdays and Saturdays in the Pine Grove, with Costume Seminars on Tuesdays and Fridays and Music Seminars on Mondays and Thursdays, both in the Auditorium Theatre.

- ROYAL FEASTE: A seven-course dinner served in a setting of Merrie Olde England. Admission is $25 per person and, due to public demand, it's been extended to three nights each week. Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 5:30 p.m. in the King's Pavilion (north of the Auditorium parking lot).

- BACKSTAGE TOURS are held at 11 a.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, beginning in the Randall L. Jones Theatre balcony. For nearly 90 minutes, visitors get a behind-the-scenes look at the festival's costume, makeup and scene shops. Admission: $5 per person. Reservations required. Not handicapped accessible.

- AFTER-HOURS activities for theatergoers are improving, too.

A new deli in downtown Cedar City (Newman's Deli & Gyros, 106 S. Main) has a special menu from 11 p.m. until the wee hours of the morning, including sandwiches, cappucino, espresso, gourmet coffees and desserts.

Owner Neil Newman said his late-night menu was devised after polling the casts and crews when they arrived in town for the festival.

Newman's is open seven days a week. Regular hours are 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, until midnight on weekends and noon to 6 p.m. on Sundays, but it remains open until 2 a.m. Mondays-Saturdays during the Utah Shakespearean Festival season.

Adriana's, 164 S. 100 West (formerly The Black Swan), specializes in fine dining Mondays through Saturdays. Regular hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for lunch; 2 to 4 p.m. for coffee, tea and muffins, and 4 to 10 p.m. for dinner. It's also open from 10 p.m. until 2 a.m. for post-production coffee and dessert.

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Utah Shakespearean Festival schedule

Weekly schedule through Sept. 4

Tours and Feastes Adams Theatre Randall Theatre

Monday 2:00 pm Family

8:30 pm Midsummer Tartuffe

Tuesday 11:00 am Tour

2:00 pm Our Town

5:30 pm Feaste

8:30 pm Timon Family

Wednesday 11:00 am Tour

2:00 pm Midsummer Tartuffe

8:30 pm Richard II Our Town

Thursday 11:00 am Tour

2:00 pm Family

8:30 pm Midsummer Tartuffe

Friday 11:00 am Tour

2:00 pm Our Town

5:30 pm Feaste

8:30 pm Timon Family

Saturday 11:00 am Tour

2:00 pm Midsummer Tartuffe

5:30 pm Feaste

8:30 pm Richard II Our Town

Note: "Midsummer" matinees are held in the Auditorium Theatre.