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Monday, January 24, 2011

USF Founder Fred Adams Celebrates 80th Birthday (CC: Jan 29)

Utah Shakespeare Festival Founder Celebrates 80th Birthday

CEDAR CITY, UTAH—Fred C. Adams, founder of the Utah Shakespeare Festival, will celebrate his 80th birthday on Sunday, January 30. The public is invited to a birthday party on Saturday, January 29 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Southern Utah University J. Reuben Clark Jr. Alumni House (northeast corner of 300 West and University Boulevard).

“We would love to invite our friends in the community to join us in celebrating such a wonderful life,” said R. Scott Phillips, Festival executive director and long time friend and colleague of Adams.

The party, hosted by the Adams family as well as Adams’ Festival family, will feature refreshments. There is no need for attendees to bring a gift. Adams’ four children and their families will attend the party.

"Fred has been a visionary over the past 50 years and more” said Bruce Lee, Festival communications director. “Besides establishing a world-class theatre company, he has also been a great supporter of many friends and activities in our community."

Media Contact: Amanda Caraway, 435-586-1969, Caraway@bard.org
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