The 51st season of Montana Shakespeare in the Parks is in full swing.

The schedule for this year is the longest summer tour to date. The troupe will also be performing two different plays, Shakespeare’s “Measure for Measure” and Robert Kauzlaric’s “The Three Musketeers”.

It has been 20 years since “Measure for Measure” was brought on tour through Montana, and this will be the first time ever that The Three Musketeers will be performed by Shakespeare in the Parks.

Measure for Measure Butte

Measure for Measure was printed as a comedy and continues to be classified as one, even though it does feature tragic elements. It is often cited as one of Shakespeare’s ‘problem plays’. Plays which are characterized by their complex and ambiguous tones, shifting from straightforward comedic tones to dark, psychological drama.

I would think most people are familiar with the stories of The Three Musketeers. Swashbuckling heroes, chivalrous swordsmen, who fight for justice.

Shakespeare in the Parks, an outreach program of Montana State University’s College of Arts and Architecture, got their 51st season underway on June 14th in Bozeman. From that first date in Bozeman to the final date on September 12th, the troupe will perform a staggering 78 shows.

Shakespeare in the Parks will be in Butte on August 3rd at 6:00 pm, at Stodden Park performing Measure for Measure.

They will be in Dillon on August 12th at the UM Western Legacy Plaza performing Three Musketeers.

On September 1st they will perform Measure for Measure in Philipsburg at Winninghoff Park.

Anaconda will have a performance of Measure for Measure on September 5th, at Washoe Park.

The Three Musketeers will be performed in Whitehall at the Main Street Green on September 8th.

Remember all performances are free of charge. The full schedule of shows can be seen below.

shakespeare in the parks- schedule provided by Butte Silver bow
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