Plains Woman’s Club has been bringing MSIP (Montana Shakespeare in the Parks) to Plains since 1988. This year, Plains Woman’s Club is pleased to sponsor Romeo & Juliet.
WHEN: Friday, Aug 15th, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Sanders County Fairgrounds
Audiences are encouraged to show up before show time with blankets or chairs, a picnic supper, and plenty of friends and family to enjoy the evening.
(Bozeman, MT) In the last two weeks of June, Montana Shakespeare in the Parks will open its 42nd season of providing free professional theatrical productions throughout Montana and four neighboring states. MSIP will produce two of Shakespeare’s most beloved plays; “As You Like It” and “Romeo and Juliet”. The summer season, which begins June 18th with eight performances in Bozeman, will be hitting the road on June 30th and will include 75 performances in 61 communities prior to its conclusion on September 7th. The final performance of the tour will be at MSU’s duck pond in honor of Family and Graduate housing of MSU, who for years have helped support MSIP with on-campus housing and gracious personal service.
Some of summer’s most anticipated events in the region, Montana Shakespeare in the Parks brings professional productions, at no cost to the public, to communities throughout Montana, northern Wyoming, eastern Idaho, western North Dakota and eastern Washington. Remarkably self-reliant, the company features 10 professional actors selected by national audition who tour without technical assistance to bring live theatre to communities primarily in rural areas. This summer Trout Creek and Belgrade, MT join the communities which MSIP serves. An anticipated audience of over 30,000 will experience the two fully staged, beautifully costumed plays.
William Dickerson, veteran actor and director for MSIP, in his fourth season of directing for the summer tour, will bring “Romeo and Juliet” to the stage. It will be replete with epic sword fighting choreographed by Kevin Asselin, and original acapella music created by Philadelphia based composer Davis Good.
Claudia Boddy, MSIP resident costume designer, will design both “As You Like It” and “Romeo and Juliet”. MSIP resident set designer and technical director Tom Watson, will create the sets for the productions, tailoring the designs to travel and to withstand capricious Rocky Mountain weather.
MAJOR SUMMER SPONSORS
Montana Shakespeare in the Parks is an outreach program of Montana State University’s College of Arts and Architecture. This season’s major sponsors include: the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, Subaru, NorthWestern Energy, the Gianforte Family Foundation, ADOUR, Stillwater Mining, The Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation, Barnard Construction, Elise Donohue Double D Ranch, KBZK, Yellowstone Public Radio, Treacy Foundation, Montana Cultural Trust, the Montana Arts Council, and the Gilhousen Family Foundation.
Plains Woman’s Club - Romeo & Juliet
MONTANA SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARKS 2014 TOUR FACTS
WHAT: FREE professional productions
Name of Production in Plains:
“Romeo and Juliet”
By William Shakespeare
Directed by William Dickerson
Costumes by Claudia Boddy
For more information on the plays and MSIP visit the company’s website http://www.shakespeareintheparks.org