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Gallery East exhibit documents history of Shakespeare Festival

The three witches from Shakespeare's "Macbeth" are one of the photographs on display at Gallery East.

USU-CEU's Gallery East is presenting We are Such Stuff as Dreams are Made On, an exhibition celebrating 50 years of the Utah Shakespeare Festival. Running through April 7, this exhibit features photographs from years past and provides an educational history of the award-winning festival.

From its humble beginnings in 1961 to an internationally-known professional theatre company which received the 2000 Tony Award for "Outstanding Regional Theatre", the Utah Shakespearean Festival has provided education, enrichment, and entertainment for Utahns and thousands of visitors.

The pieces in this traveling exhibit trace the evolution of this internationally-recognized theatre company. The exhibit features some thirty photographs documenting history of the festival and includes a number of images showing the colorful productions which have been produced on the festival.

The title of the exhibit is taken from the character Prospero in The Tempest, and it suggests the kind of creativity and dramatic spirit that has fueled the workings of the Utah Shakespearean Festival for decades. The images in the exhibit illustrate the many talented actors and participants in this widely enjoyed festival.

The gallery is free and open to the public during the academic year.

Gallery East's Spring 2011 hours are:

Monday through Thursday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Closed Fridays

Closed Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays

If you have any questions, contact Noel Carmack at 435-613-5241 or by email at

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