A tale of four young lovers…..have a gotten you attention? William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is coming to Woodland Park in Kalispell, Montana on Wednesday, August 18, 2021, as part of the Montana Shakespeare in the Parks outreach program organized by Montana State University’s College of Arts & Architecture.
“After enduring a year of uncertainty, we are so thrilled to be looking towards our 2021 season where we’ll be able to once again engage our amazing communities with live free professional theatre. Our greatest passion at MSIP is the opportunity that we’ve had for 49 years to bring families and neighbors together to share a picnic and enjoy the splendor of Shakespeare’s world, a world that is so relevant to our own.” ~ Kevin Asselin, Executive Artistic Director.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream Details
During this exciting tale, four young lovers find themselves in an enchanted forest at the mercy of a feuding fairy king and queen. Along the way, they cross paths with many quirky characters and are swept up in a midsummer’s night, full of fairies, donkeys, love potions, mischief making, and magic! The course of true love never did run smooth.
Montana Shakespeare in the Parks will travel nearly 7000 miles performing throughout Montana and neighboring states. All of the performances are free to audiences in local parks and public spaces. The program is only possible because of grants, corporate sponsorships, and thousands of individual donors’ support. Since 1973, Shakespeare in the Parks has been delighting communities throughout Montana and surrounding states with productions of Shakespeare and other classics.
“Without question, absence makes the heart grow fonder, and MSU’s College of Arts & Architecture is proud that our very own Montana Shakespeare in the Parks will be back on the road this summer. We’ll be working closely with the communities around our region to deliver free Shakespeare performances with an eye to all our audiences’ health and well-being. We look forward to warmly welcoming audiences to another spectacular season in the coming months!” – Dr. Royce W. Smith, Dean, College of Arts & Architecture.
Shakespeare in the Parks will also be featuring Cymbeline. This Shakespeare play is set in Ancient Britain and is a romantic comedy that deals with innocence and jealousy. Learn more – HERE.
Remaining Tour Schedule:
11-Aug, Thursday, Cody, WY, Cymbeline, 6:00, Canal Park
12-Aug, Wednesday, Powell, WY, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 6:00, Washington Park
13-Aug, Friday, Silver Gate, Cymbeline, 6:00, Silver Gate Park
14-Jul, Saturday, Gardiner, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 6:00, Arch Park
15-Aug, Sunday, Whitehall, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 6:00, Main Street Green
16-Aug, Monday, Seeley Lake, Cymbeline, 6:00, Double Arrow Resort
17-Aug, Tuesday, Cut Bank, Cymbeline, 6:00, Cut Bank City Park
18-Aug, Wednesday, Kalispell, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 6:00, Woodland Park
19-Aug, Thursday, Eureka, Cymbeline, 6:00, Historical Village
20-Aug, Friday, Trout Creek, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 6:00, Trout Creek Park
21-Aug, Saturday, Sandpoint, ID, Cymbeline, 6:00, Lakeview Park
22-Aug, Sunday, Liberty Lake, WA, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 5:00, Pavilion Park
24-Aug, Tuesday, Libby, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 6:00, Libby Elementary School Amphitheater
25-Aug, Wednesday, Plains, Cymbeline, 6:00, Sanders County Fairgrounds
26-Aug, Thursday, Superior, Cymbeline, 6:00, Mineral County Fairgrounds
27-Aug, Friday, St. Ignatius, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 6:00, Good Ole Days Park
28-Aug, Saturday, Charlo, Cymbeline, 6:00, Palmer Park
29-Aug, Sunday, Choteau, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 6:00, Skyline Lodge
30-Aug, Monday, Conrad, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 6:00, Conrad Swimming Pool Park
31-Aug, Tuesday, White Sulphur Springs, Cymbeline, 6:00, The Castle & Carriage House
1-Sep, Wednesday, Boulder, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 6:00, Jefferson County Fairgrounds
2-Sep, Thursday, Butte, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 6:00, Stodden Park
3-Sep, Friday, Bozeman Family/Grad Housing, Cymbeline, 3:30, Family/Grad Housing
4-Sep, Saturday, Livingston, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 6:00, Shane Center parking lot
5-Sep, Sunday, Manhattan, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 5:00, Altenbrand Park
6-Sep, Monday, Belgrade, Cymbeline, 3:30, Lewis & Clark Park
7-Sep, Tuesday, Missoula, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 6:00, UM Oval
8-Sep, Wednesday, Missoula, Cymbeline, 6:00, UM Oval
To learn more about the upcoming Montana Shakespeare in the Parks season, please visit: shakespeareintheparks.org.
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