Shakespeare in the Parks

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Shakespeare in the Parks

Bard in the Backcountry

Since 1973, Shakespeare in the Parks has brought free, professional productions of Shakespeare and other classics to mostly rural and underserved communities. All performances are offered at no cost (with the exception of the Sweet Pea Festival) in local parks and public spaces, making them accessible to all.

Henry IV Part I

Directed by Kevin Asselin and opening on June 12, you'll experience the power, honor, and rebellion displayed in the fight for the throne, as a young prince must live up to his father's expectations. Bring a picnic, a blanket, or a chair for a gorgeous night of theater under the Big Sky. As always, it's "Free...Every Summer."

Merry Wives of Windsor

Duels, deceit, and attempted seduction alight in this comedy featuring the beloved Sir John Falstaff. Watch as he tries to fool two clever women and has the tables turned on him instead.

Merry Wives of Windsor will be directed by Guest Director Marti Lyons and will bring a night of laughs to our audiences. Opening in Bozeman on June 19th!

Production Team

Kevin Asselin

Executive Artistic Director and Director, Henry IV Part I

Marti Lyons

Director, The Merry Wives of Windsor

Claudia Boddy

Costume Designer, The Merry Wives of Windsor
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Denise Massman

Costume Designer, Henry IV Part I
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Tom Watson

Set Designer, Henry IV Part I
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Mike Salazar

Set Designer, The Merry Wives of Windsor
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Gretchen Minton

Dramaturg/Adaptor, Henry IV Part I and The Merry Wives of Windsor
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Nova Casillo

Properties Designer
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Pornchanok Kanchanabanca

Sound Designer
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Show History 1973-1989

1973 - Shakespearean Scenes
1974 - The Merchant of Venice/The Taming of the Shrew
1975 - A Comedy of Errors/The Merry Wives of Windsor
1976 - The Devil's Disciple/Twelfth Night
1977 - Two Gentlemen of Verona/The Servant of Two Masters
1978 - The Miser/A Midsummer Night's Dream
1979 - As You Like It/Cyrano de Bergerac
1980 - The Rivals/Much Ado About Nothing
1981 - The Taming of the Shrew/The Doctor in Spite of Himself
1982 - The Merry Wives of Windsor/The Imaginary Invalid
1983 - A Comedy of Errors/The School for Wives
1984 - Twelfth Night/Tartuffe
1985 - As You Like It/The Would-be Gentleman
1986 - A Midsummer Night's Dream/Volpone
1987 - Romeo and Juliet/Two Gentlemen of Verona
1988 - The Merchant of Venice/The Rivals
1989 - The Taming of the Shrew/The Miser

Show History 1990-2006

1990 - Much Ado About Nothing/Engaged
1991 - Twelfth Night/Scapina
1992 - Cyrano de Bergerac/The Merry Wives of Windsor
1993 - Henry V/A Comedy of Errors
1994 - Macbeth/The Country Wife
1995 - As You Like It/All's Well That Ends Well
1996 - Julius Caesar/You Never Can Tell
1997 - The Learned Ladies/Love's Labour's Lost
1998 - A Midsummer Night's Dream/The Winter's Tale
1999 - Two Gentlemen of Verona/The Taming of the Shrew
2000 - Much Ado About Nothing/Measure for Measure
2001 - The Tempest/Twelfth Night
2002 - Henry IV, Part 1/A Comedy of Errors
2003 - As You Like It/She Stoops to Conquer
2004 - Romeo and Juliet/Tartuffe
2005 - The Taming of the Shrew/Cymbeline
2006 - The Winter's Tale/Love's Labour's Lost

Show History 2007-2020

2007 - The Merry Wives of Windsor/Heartbreak House
2008 - All's Well That Ends Well/Macbeth
2009 - The Tempest/Two Gentlemen of Verona
2010 - A Midsummer Night's Dream/Julius Caesar
2011 - Much Ado About Nothing/The Merchant of Venice
2012 - Twelfth Night/Hamlet
2013 - Henry V/The Recruiting Officer
2014 - As You Like It/Romeo and Juliet
2015 - The Taming of the Shrew/Cyrano de Bergerac
2016 - Richard III/A Comedy of Errors
2017 - Macbeth/You Never Can Tell
2018 - Othello/Love's Labour's Lost
2019 - Henry IV, Part I/The Merry Wives of Windsor
2020 - Cymbeline/A Midsummer Night's Dream

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