Aug 6, 2013 3:11 PM by Tara Grimes (firstname.lastname@example.org)
GREAT FALLS - Scores of people turned out on Monday evening to watch "Henry V" come to life at the 40th annual "Montana Shakespeare In The Parks" event.
The 10-person acting company not only performs in the show, but says it also helps set up the stage, and handles the costumes and props.
They say they usually spend a day or two at a venue before moving on to other places in Montana, Idaho, Washington, Wyoming, and North Dakota.
Company manager and actor Steve Peebles says it's grueling work, but he likes it: "There comes a sense of adventure with that amount of work that you have to do, so it's a very give and take, day to day, for how you feel physically and mentally about the tour. But at the end of the day, it's the best job I've ever had."
Tuesday evening's performance will be a comedy called "The Recruiting Officer."
It starts at 6 p.m. and will be held just outside the University of Great Falls' theater.
The traveling team will perform in Cut Bank on August 7th, in Fort Benton on August 8th, and in Choteau on August 9th.
Click here to see the rest of the touring schedule.
The organization's website states:
The mission of Montana Shakespeare in the Parks is to make quality, live theatrical productions of Shakespeare and other classics accessible to communities in Montana and surrounding states with an emphasis on underserved, rural areas who would not otherwise have this opportunity. All performances are offered free, making Shakespeare in the Parks available to everyone.