And people used to say that there's nothing to do in Utah except ski and shoot things, preferably, not orange things. "Lord, what fools these mortals be!"
The Utah Shakespeare Festival is truly a one of a kind experience for the USA. There are other festivals throughout the country, but few match the professionalism and quality that you'll find at this one. It's been in existence for as long as I can remember, well, even longer than I can remember, because it started way back in 1962, and, hell, what did I do yesterday... This is truly a classic event, one not to be missed if you're in the Brian Head area during the summer or fall months.
Getting there is easy; figure driving time of about thirty minutes if you take SR 143 back down to Parowan, and grab I 15 and head south to the middle Cedar City exit. Give yourself at least an hour if you drive like normal reasonable people do. Figure an hour and a half if you want to include parking, walking, checking in, and getting lost time.
You can take the more scenic route, driving south on SR 143 up into and through Cedar Breaks National Monument (worth seeing all by itself), and then head west (take a right) at SR 14. It's incredibly scenic, though it will take a little longer, given the extra length of the drive, and the inevitable motor homes and the like that you'll probably get stuck behind. But on the way, you can get dinner at Milt's Steak House, a veritable classic for dinner. Milt's is about five miles west of Cedar City, on SR 14, just right out of town. The road is twisty and turny, so, "Go wisely and slowly. Those who rush stumble and fall."
The Shakespeare Festival website is here: http://www.bard.org/index.html
“Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war!” (Great quote. Has nothing to do with anything, but, great quote nonetheless....)