I made a brief stop in the Southern Utah Museum of Art. The main exhibit was from a guy who sculpted religious buildings out of guns and ammunition. I don’t agree with his philosophy which motivates his art, but the art itself was well-conceived and well executed. Here as well, I had a very pleasant conversation with the two students who were working the desk. I think the phrase “coolest thing I’ve ever heard” may have been uttered. I had decided that I was going to attend a play this evening. Though the ticket was about $50, a hard hit to my flimsy budget, it would have felt wrong to leave Cedar City without this experience. Other than the expenses to go to Machu Picchu in Peru, I think this is the largest leisure expenditure of the journey. However, the festival has made sure that the full experiences reaches beyond just attending a play. About 90 minutes prior, there is a play orientation which takes place on the grounds. This provides some background into the performance and aids in one’s ability to both understand and appreciate what is happening on stage. In terms of Shakespeare acumen, I am somewhere between a novice and an intermediate. I’m definitely not a connoisseur, but I have a passing understanding of many of his more popular works. A number of Shakespearian references have appeared in this quality publication. (“All's Well That Welds Well“….”My kingdom for a ‘X'”) For someone like me, this orientation was extremely beneficial. After another entertaining Greenshow, I entered the Englestad Theatre. It is state of the art in terms of facilities and accessibility. Though it lacks the character of the retired Adams Theatre, it is an impressive place. I decided to attend a production of Twelfth Night. It is one of Shakespeare’s comedies that is actually funny, rather than dark and disturbing. Unlike some of Shakespeare’s stories, this one is really easy to follow: It is a simple story about a girl who is shipwrecked, who decides to dress up like a boy to stay safe, who serves a duke with whom she falls in love. The duke is infatuated with a countess and sends the girl (disguised like a boy) to woo her for him, but the countess falls in love with the girl whom she thinks is a boy. The countess has two uncles, one who is a drunkard and one who is puritanical. The puritanical uncle is fooled into wearing cross-gartered yellow stockings and is pronounced insane. Things get a bit murky when the twin brother of the girl disguised as a boy shows up and everyone mistakes him for the girl….. and so on. Like I said, very simple. It was an incredible performance in so many ways. The actors and musicians were able to fill the theatre with sound using no amplification. I was spellbound for the entire three hours, hanging on every word. I loved hearing all the different varieties of laughs echoing around. It was a night that I will never forget. (No pictures during the performance, of course.) It was late when the show was over, but I walked across the street back onto the SUU campus. It seemed like I was not going to get Annie inside the Adams Theatre, so I was planning to at least roll her up to the exterior at sunrise. I wanted to make sure the entrance was still unlocked. I sat there in the pitch dark for some minutes. With sight removed, I could better feel the history of this place. I was half expectant that the ghost of Hamlet’s father was going to come pay me a visit. These quiet moments, will also be ones that I cherish.