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780 North 200 East
Lindon, Utah
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In the early 1960s, business owners worried that the proposed Interstate 15 would divert tourists from Cedar City as they travelled to Zions and Bryce Canyon national parks.  Fred C. Adams, a professor at Southern Utah State College, thought a theater festival might encourage passing tourists to exit the new freeway.  For its first season in 1962, the Utah Shakespeare Festival used a makeshift outdoor platform as a stage, with the audience seated in folding chairs on the lawn.  In 1977, the festival built the Adams Shakespearean Theatre, a replica of the original Globe Theatre.

 
 
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Valley Center Playhouse
780 North 200 East
Lindon, Utah
(801) 785-1186
http://valleycenterplayhouse.com/
 
Status:
Open 
Total Seats:
169 
Open:
Before 1976  
 

Keith and Jody Renstrom started the Valley Center Playhouse in 1975 after moving to Utah from California.  They rented buildings in downtown Provo and Orem before purchasing the Lindon location in 1984.|1|

"There needed to be a family theater in this area," said Jody Renstrom.  "Our main goal is to provide wholesome entertainment. We have always screened every play and nothing is ever offensive."|1|

At the second annual Star Awards, a black-tie gala fundraiser benefits the SCERA, Keith and Jody Renstrom received a lifetime achievement award.|2|


1. "Valley Center Playhouse entertains for 31 years", Daily Herald, 19 October 2006
2. "Locals honored at Star awards", Daily Herald, 8 February 2007