Utah Shakespeare Festival to Host Evening for Austen & Shakespeare Enthusiasts, 6/9

Utah Shakespeare Festival to Host Evening for Austen & Shakespeare Enthusiasts, 6/9

In partnership with KUED, the Utah Shakespeare Festival will hold an evening of literature, theatre, and British drama for Austen and Shakespeare enthusiasts June 9 at 6:30 p.m. at The City Library in downtown Salt Lake City.

Utah Shakespeare Festival has created a new play based on Austen's novel, Sense and Sensibility, which will make its world premiere this summer. During the June 9 special event, Festival company members will give an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the creation of this production. Aspen Anderson, the regional coordinator for the Utah region of the Jane Austen Society of North America, will moderate the panel discussion with the creative team. Anderson teaches history at Utah Valley University.

KUED will preview upcoming PBS dramas that will premiere this fall, including a new season of Shakespeare Uncovered.

The King's English Bookshop is sponsoring a book signing with local Utah author Jennifer Adams, who has authored more than two-dozen books, including the board boards in the bestselling BabyLit series that introduces children to the world of classic literature.

Adams first full-sized children's picture book, Edgar Gets Ready for Bed, has just been released. Her titles also include books for adults such as Y is for Yorick, a slightly irreverent look at Shakespeare, and Remarkably Jane, notable quotations on Jane Austen.

The evening will also include raffles and giveaways for sponsored prizes and Utah Shakespeare Festival tickets. Tickets for the raffle will be distributed to the first 300 people to arrive. For information about this event, call (801) 585-3523 or visit the KUED Channel 7 Facebook page at www.facebook.com/kuedchannel7.

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