To provide accessible, entertaining theatrical experiences that excite the imagination and nourish a lifelong passion for the theatre.
We work to preserve and honor the works of playwright Neil Simon and his contemporaries as well as foster the development of new American plays that follow the Simon tradition of character-driven plots and comic introspection into the American experience.
The final part of Mr. Simon's acclaimed autobiographical trilogy finds Eugene and his older brother Stanley trying to break into the world of show business as professional comedy writers while coping with family drama. When their material is broadcast on the radio for the first time, the family is upset to hear a thinly-veiled portrait of themselves played for laughs.
"A lovely play; warm, perceptive and gently humorous." – Newsday
July 13 (p), 18 (o), 21, 26, Aug 1, 5 & 10 @ 7:30pm; July 28, Aug 3, 8 & 12 @ 2pm
Mr. Simon’s wildly successful Broadway hit seasoned with hilarity and chaos that only the master chef of comedy could create. Five people are mysteriously invited to dine at a first-rate restaurant in Paris;
an unorthodox dinner party that will change their lives – forever.
"Frequently hilarious” – New York Post
July 12 (p), 16 (o), 28, Aug, 2 & 9 @ 7:30pm; July 21, 26, Aug 4 & 11 @ 2pm
Michael Frayn's brilliant comedy is often regarded as the funniest farce ever written! A manic menagerie of itinerant actors, door slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play.
"A spectacularly funny, peerless backstage farce.” – The New York Times
July 14 (p), 19 (o), 25, 29, Aug 3 & 11 @ 7:30pm; July 22, 27, Aug 1, 5 & 9 @ 2pm
A World Premiere Event! When an audience unexpectedly shows up at the theatre on an unscheduled performance day, an unlikely group of working class folk must trade in their hard hats for top hats and put on a show. A big-hearted, musical comedy full of surprises for the whole family!
Book Music & Lyrics by Peter Sham
Transcribed & Arranged by Brandon Scott Grayson; Orchestrations by Keith Bradshaw
July 15 (p), 20 (o), 22, 27, Aug 4, 8 & 12 @ 7:30pm; July 25, 29, Aug 2 & 10 @ 2pm
ONE NIGHT ONLY! Playwrights from all across the country (and occasionally from across the pond) send their new comedies for consideration. We ask the audience to join in a discussion afterwards with the actors, director and playwright in hopes of further improving the script. 2018 will feature a full-scale production of one of our new plays – Will this be the one?!
Friday, July 28 at 5pm
Admission is $5.00
Very soon we will be announcing our 2017 Rep Company! Yes, you'll find old familiar faces together with exceptional new talent all excited and ready to make you laugh till you cry! Check back to see who joins us in the coming weeks!
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The Neil Simon Festival performs at the beautiful Heritage Center Theater, located behind Lin's Plaza in downtown Cedar City!
"Neil Simon understands the human condition so well..."
Last year was a season to remember. Below are a few production shots from the season, and quotes from The Spectrum & Daily News lead reviewer, Brian Passey:
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Cedar City, UT 84721