Montana Shakespeare in the Parks 40th Season Kicks off in 5 Days - full schedule
June 15, 2012
Posted By: Shaunescy
Summer in Montana means Shakespeare in the Parks. It's almost hard to write about this amazing and FREE program. There is nothing better than sitting on your favorite blanket with your nearest and dearest, enjoying a snack while watching this amazing group of people do their thing.
From the Montana Shakespeare in the Parks web site:
"Since 1973…Free Every Summer!
Montana Shakespeare in the Parks (MSIP) is the only fully professional touring theatre program in the state currently producing Shakespeare’s plays, the only Shakespeare company in the country to reach as extensively into rural areas and the only company in the state that offers its performances free to the public, guaranteeing accessibility to all. MSIP travels to 60 communities every summer with 75 performances throughout MT, northern Wyoming, eastern Idaho, western North Dakota and eastern Washington with an emphasis on underserved, rural areas. Over 40% of the communities served by MSIP have a population of less than 2,000 and nearly 80% have less than 10,000. Since 1973, the summer touring program has presented over 2,150 performances to nearly three-quarters of a million people. MSIP is a nationally recognized outreach program of the College of Arts and Architecture at Montana State University.
Summer touring schedule