Fred C. Adams to be honored March 28th at Grand America
The Governor’s Office is pleased to announce that Fred C. Adams is to receive the prominent Economic Visionary Award at the “Governor’s 5th Utah Economic Summit”. The Summit, which is being held in the Grand America Hotel, Monday, March 28, 2011, will bring over 1,000 business leaders from around the State to meet in training sessions throughout the day.
“It has become a tradition at the Economic Summit to recognize an individual who has made significant contributions to Utah’s economic development over the course of many years,” said Governor Gary R. Herbert. “We congratulate Fred C. Adams and will, at this year’s Summit, express our sincere thanks for his contributions and dedicated efforts over many years to the State and the people of Utah.”
The Economic Visionary Award is presented by the Governor and the State of Utah to honor an individual who represents the highest standards of community involvement and contributions which have played a role in economic development in their local community, region or the State.
Fred C. Adams founded the Utah Shakespeare Festival in 1961. At that time, it ran for just two weekends on a makeshift stage on the small campus of Southern Utah State College. Over the years, both the school and the Festival have grown considerably. The campus is now Southern Utah University, and in 2000 the Festival earned one of the theater world's most prestigious honors, a Tony Award for Best Regional Theater.
This award is especially fitting because this is the 50th anniversary of the Utah Shakespeare Festival in Cedar City. “Adam’s vision and leadership, for many years, has been exemplary and of significance to the State of Utah and our reputation throughout the world,” said Spencer Eccles, executive director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development.
“With our breathtaking scenery, and the dedication of volunteers and patrons alike, it has been one of the most rewarding facets of my life. I could not have asked for a better partner than Utah. From Governors Rampton to Herbert, Utah has been blessed with real visionaries and a good portion of this award is theirs,” says Adams
The award will be presented at noon during the Governor’s Utah Economic Summit to be held at the Grand America Hotel on Monday, March 28, 2011. To see a copy of the program for the full Summit please go to: http://business.utah.gov/governors-summit. To register please visit: http://www.utahsummit.com
Tickets are also now on sale for the Festival’s 50th anniversary season, which will run from June 23 to Oct. 22, 2011. The eight-play season includes Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “Richard III,” “Romeo and Juliet,” and “The Winter’s Tale.” The season will also include Meredith Willson’s great American musical “The Music Man,” Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie,” Michael Frayn’s “Noises Off!” and the mystery thriller “Dial M for Murder” by Frederick Knott. For more information and tickets visit www.bard.org