The dreams of Utah Shakespeare Festival to have a state-of-the-art theatre and Southern Utah University to have a large art museum begin their march toward reality. Ground will be broken March 27 for the long-awaited Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts complex.
The center, estimated to cost $30 million, is planned to include a new theatre with a retractable roof and studio theatre for the USF with an artistic and production building for the festival as well. Additionally, SUMA will provide the university with the needed space to exhibit, collect and preserve significant historical and contemporary artwork relating to the interior American west. The center’s grounds will also become a work of art with sculpture gardens and other outdoor features. The Spectrum