Thousands of items available at Utah Shakespeare Festival storage sale

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CEDAR CITY — How much stuff – how many bits and pieces, odds and ends and treasures can a theatre company accumulate in 60 years? The answer, without being precise: a lot.

The Utah Shakespeare Festival has storage units packed to the ceiling with thousands of items, from prop furniture to children’s costumes, from event décor to seasonal décor. And they are cleaning out, organizing and having a huge storage sale.

The public sale is scheduled for Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon on Shakespeare Lane between 200 West and 300 West in Cedar City, just south of the Beverley Center for the Arts and the Utah Shakespeare Festival complex.

“We are very excited about this sale,” said Donn Jersey, development and communication director for the Utah Shakespeare Festival. “The festival has never had a sale of this size and scope; so it will be fun to see the variety and the amount of items available – and to offer an enjoyable and safe community event during this summer and fall of canceled theatre.”

The thousands of items on sale will include toys, children’s costumes, housewares, lawn décor, seasonal décor, interior decorations, jewelry, festival memorabilia (posters, keychains, programs, books, CDs and more), baskets, glassware, journals, clothing, cards, artwork, prop furniture, tassels and fabric trims, baskets, china, event décor and lots more.

“And everything will be priced very inexpensive, even cheap,” Jersey said. “Our goal is not to make a lot of money, but to clean out our storage and provide a fun community event at the same time.”

Because of COVID-19, health restrictions will be maintained: masks are required and social distancing is encouraged.

“We hope everyone will be aware of others at this event and will help us keep it safe,” Jersey said. “Then, come and find the perfect item; gifts, Halloween costumes, décor for your home, souvenirs and so much more. We can’t wait to see you there.”

The Utah Shakespeare Festival just recently announced a full 2021 season running from June 21 to Oct. 9. Plays are Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors,” “Richard III,” “Pericles” and “Cymbeline” as well as two musicals: “The Pirates of Penzance” and “Ragtime” and two additional plays: “The Comedy of Terrors” and “Intimate Apparel.” Tickets are now on sale by visiting the Utah Shakespeare Festival website or calling 800-PLAYTIX.

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