Shakespeare and Day of the Dead combine at The Grand Theatre

'Perdida' runs October 12-28 at The Grand Theatre at Salt Lake Community College.

The show is based on Shakespeare's 'The Winter's Tale', but is set in pre-revolutionary Mexico and revolves around Day of the Dead.

Local playwright Kathleen Cahill joined Midday to talk about the production.  She says with Day of the Dead coming up in early November, this show is a great way for audiences to gain a better understanding of the holiday.

All of the cast, crew, and musicians are also local to the Salt Lake area.

On The Grand Theatre's website, it says "Shakespeare's story of passion, jealousy and redemption is retold in the Latino style of magical realism, using a variety of traditional musical forms. A group of musicians and actors tell the story of Perdida through music, words and dance."

All junior high and high school students, as well as educators, receive free admission to all Grand Theatre productions.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at: GrandTheatreCompany.com or by calling the box office at 801-957-3322.  To purchase in person, visit the box office located in the Center for Arts and Media, 1575 S. State Street, SLC, Utah 84115.

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