Sadly our friends Renato and Marie were unable to get off work to join us; we had been looking forward to their company as well as their cooking.
After a late night Friday we all took our time waking up on Saturday drinking lots of coffee and nursing hangovers (nothing quite as nice as being able to party with your parents). Since we had spare tickets my poor 13 year old brother was forced to join us for the Shakespeare festival. We all piled into the Yukon and headed on our 45min drive to Cedar City, I was looking forward to the changing leaves and the crisp air as we climbed further into the Utah Mountains. Well I got the crisp air and even a bit of snow on the ground but not a leaf to be seen? No they haven't all fallen off the trees they are just all still green, it is the strangest thing I've ever witnessed. I've been back and forth between Salt Lake City and Las Vegas since I was 10 years old and I know that these leaves should be changing so I'm not sure what is going on but they weren't changing :(.
We stopped into a little restaurant called Boomers for a quick bite before the play and were all very satisfied and then walked the three blocks to the University where the plays are held. It's amazing how just having the temperature cooler and the air cleaner makes you want to bundle up and walk and take in everything around you. I never feel that way at home but wow did I feel that way in Cedar City. We got to the playhouse just in time to grab a raspberry tart from the "wenches" and hustle to our seats. The play was Merchant of Venice, it was very well acted and the set was perfect. Eric and I rented the movie last week so we'd have an idea of what we were seeing it always helps me to know a bit in advance - I'm glad we did, I was able to explain it to my brother. The majority of us really enjoyed the play, my brother hated and listened quietly to his ipod but then he was forced to go when he could've been at home playing the drums or hanging with his friends and Mike would've rather been anywhere and he slept through the whole thing.
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Amazing shows! Every year the Utah Shakespeare Festival puts on several plays including those by Shakespeare those by other playwrights. Tickets vary … read entire review