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Final chance to catch Shakespeare in the Parks performances Sept. 1-4

August 18, 2011

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Montana Shakespeare in the Parks returns to Bozeman, Big Sky, Manhattan and Butte Sept. 1-4, providing one last chance to see the troupe perform Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing" and "The Merchant Of Venice."

Montana Shakespeare in the Parks, which is based at Montana State University, is completing its 39th touring season. This summer, the troupe has performed 75 times in 60 communities in the region.

The final four performances, which are free, include:

Sept. 1, Big Sky, The Merchant of Venice, Town Center, 6 p.m.
Sept. 2, Butte, Much Ado About Nothing, Mural Park, 6 p.m.
Sept. 3, Manhattan, The Merchant of Venice, Alterbrand Park, 6 p.m.
Sept. 4, Bozeman, Much Ado About Nothing, Ellen Theater, 1 p.m. (indoor event)

For more information about the plays, visit the company's website

Montana Shakespeare in the Parks is an outreach program of MSU's College of Arts and Architecture. Performances this summer are supported by grants and corporate sponsorships as well as hundreds of individual donors who give what they can to keep the performances free and available to everyone in the touring area. Major sponsors include the National Endowment for the Arts, NorthWestern Energy, Stillwater Mining, Pacific Steel & Recycling, Barnard Construction, Montana Cultural Trust and the Montana Arts Council.

Lila Michael (406) 994-3310,