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Jul 24, 2014

Montana Shakespeare in the Parks Presents "As You Like It" at FVCC

AYLI Production Photo 1BOZEMAN — Montana Shakespeare in the Parks (MSIP) will bring its production of “As You Like It” to Flathead Valley Community College August 5.

One of the summer’s most anticipated attractions, 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. The company features 10 professional actors selected by national auditions who tour without technical assistance to bring live theatre to rural communities.

This summer marks Montana Shakespeare in the Parks’ 42nd season involving a 10-week tour of 75 performances in 61 communities. The performance at FVCC will take place at 6 p.m. in the FVCC Arboretum located behind Blake Hall on the college’s Kalispell campus. Admission is free, and tickets are not required for entry into the show.

Show goers are encouraged to arrive prior to curtain time with chairs, blankets, a picnic supper, friends and family to enjoy the evening.

Kevin Asselin, who has been with MSIP in various roles for 12 years as tour actor, educator, fight choreographer and director, now heads the company as artistic director and will direct this year’s production of “As You Like It.” The play will be set in 1917 Butte during the tumultuous years of the Copper Kings and union conflicts.

AYLI Production Photo 2Montana 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, Montana Arts Council and the Gilhousen Family Foundation.

In the event of inclement weather, the show will be held in the FVCC Black Box Theatre inside the Arts and Technology Building on campus.

For more information on the play and a complete tour schedule, visit www.shakespeareintheparks.org.