Fall Rep Now Playing! Macbeth and The Mystery of Irma Vep

       FALL 2019         


Oct 25 - Nov 9 @ Mesa Arts Center 

“Shakespeare’s timeless tragedy of blood and ambition, witchcraft and war.”



The Mystery of Irma Vep

Oct 25 - Nov 9 @ Mesa Arts Center

"A Gothic Mystery wrapped in comic absurdity that The New York Times called “Far and away the funniest two hours on a New York Stage…” Producing Artistic Directors Betsy Mugavero and Quinn Mattfeld play all the characters in this hilarious whirlwind spoof of Gothic Melodrama you will not want to miss! The Mystery of Irma Vep is the first production in our Blackfriars Series, inspired by the original principles of Shakespeare's indoor winter theater of the same name."



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Ticket Available NOW! Ladies in Waiting: The Judgement of Henry VIII

What's a Tudor monarch to do when he has to face all six of his wives in the afterlife?

Award-winning playwright James Cougar Canfield’s new play, LADIES IN WAITING: THE JUDGEMENT OF HENRY VIII is a sexy, heartbreaking, humorous, and dark exploration of Henry VIII and his relationships with the women in his life… with a feminist twist.

Originally workshopped, performed, and produced by graduates of England’s East 15 Acting School's MA Acting and MFA Acting International programs, LADIES IN WAITING finds King Henry VIII in a purgatory-like situation, where one by one he must face off with each of his wives. Through dark humour, devastating truths, sexy seductions, and powerful revelations, Henry comes face to face with what his legacy has become: one entirely defined by women.

During its successful London debut and its sell-out Edinburgh Fringe run, LADIES IN WAITING received immense critical praise, with multiple four stars reviews, a Top 10 Ranking on Broadway Baby’s Theatre List, and an Eddie Award nomination from London’s Drayton Arms Theatre.

LADIES IN WAITING received a stateside debut in Summer 2017. It experienced a sold-out run during it's time at Hollywood Fringe Festival, as well as being selected as Combined Artform & Fringe Management's Pick of the Fringe and winning the HFF17 International Fringe Award. Next, LADIES traveled to Capital Fringe in Washington D.C., where it had more sell-out success and rave reviews from the Washington Post, DCist, DC Theatre Scene, and more.

In 2018, LADIES IN WAITING made its regional theatre debut with Southwest Shakespeare Company, achieving even more sell-out success, rave reviews, and being nominated for nine BroadwayWorld Phoenix Awards. The show was such a success, our little Tudor drama is returning for a second engagement with SSC in September 2019.
Sept 20-29, 2019 @ Taliesin West

"Hudson" at Utah Shakespeare Festival

Can't wait until April to see this original musical when it comes to The Madison Center for the Arts?

Great news!

"Hudson" has been chosen to be part of Utah Shakespeare Festivals Words Cubed!

Hudson, or the series of lamentable and untrue events following the mutiny of 1611

By Quinn Mattfeld and Danny Tieger

Directed by Betsy Mugavero

August 23, 24, 29, and 31 • 9:30 a.m.

A musical tragicomedy about the famous and eponymous explorer, Hudson is the untold and untrue story of the mutiny of 1611 and the fate of Henry Hudson, his son, his crew, and his name.

Important Note: The plays in this series are written for contemporary adult audiences and may contain themes and language not appropriate for children and that some may find offensive.


Randall L. Jones Theatre 
Corner of 300 West Street and University Boulevard
Cedar City UT 84720-2169


As part of an ongoing commitment to create a diverse body of work, Words Cubed, a new play initiative at the Utah Shakespeare Festival, nurtures and develops openly-submitted and commissioned-based new plays by providing a professionally supported (i.e. funded) platform for readings, workshops, and fully realized productions.