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Posted on: July 1, 2019

Montana Shakespeare in the Parks Returns to Pocatello July 19, 20

Scenes from a performance of “The Merry Wives of Windsor” by Montana Shakespeare in the Parks.

A troupe of the Intermountain West’s preeminent performers will be making a stop in Pocatello.

The group, Montana Shakespeare in the Parks, will be performing “The Merry Wives of Windsor” Friday, July 19 and “Henry IV, Part I” Saturday, July 20. Both performances are free to the public and begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Idaho State University Quad. 

“Montana Shakespeare in the Parks helps make the arts accessible to everyone,” said Mark Cooper, Chair of the Pocatello Arts Council. “It is an opportunity for the whole family to experience free, professional productions of Shakespeare. Bring your camping chairs, blankets, and picnic baskets for an evening of fun and culture.”

No seating is provided and attendees are asked to bring their own chairs or blankets to sit on. Seating is also on a first come, first served basis. In the event of inclement weather, the performances will be held in the Ballroom of the Pond Student Union Building.

The plays are sponsored by the Pocatello Arts Council and the Idaho State University Cultural Events Committee. 

The 47th season of Montana Shakespeare in the Parks has the company traveling over 7,000 miles during the season and taking the stage in 61 communities in five states -- Montana, North Dakota, Wyoming, Idaho and Washington. Montana Shakespeare in the Parks is an outreach program of Montana State University’s College of Arts and Architecture and for more information, visit

For more information on the Pocatello Arts Council, visit

The Idaho State University Quad and Pond Student Union Building are accessible to persons with disabilities. Program access accommodations may be provided with three (3) days’ advance notice by contacting Skyler Beebe at; 208.234.6248; or 5815 South 5th Avenue, Pocatello, ID.

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