UMW News BureauMontana Shakespeare in the Parks will present “The Twelfth Night” at Dillon’s JayCee Park on Monday, July 2, 2012 at 6 p.m. UMW NEWS BUREAU Montana Shakespeare in the Parks will present “The Twelfth Night” at Dillon’s JayCee Park on Monday, July 2, 2012 at 6 p.m. For the 2012 season, Montana Shakespeare in the Parks (MSIP) will perform "Hamlet" and "The Twelfth Night" to 59 communities in Montana, Idaho, North Dakota, Wyoming and Washington. Joel Jahnke, MSIP artistic director and professor of theater at Montana State University (MSU), said this season’s offerings represent a perfect cross-section of Shakespeare’s best work. "This summer, the anticipated audience of more than 30,000 people will be treated to two wonderful performances that cover the broad perspective of Shakespeare’s genius as a playwright," Jahnke said. Montana Shakespeare in the Parks Associate Artistic Director William Brown will direct "Twelfth Night," a play he describes as “a comedy of wild infatuation and mistaken identities.” All performances of Montana Shakespeare in the Parks, with the exception of those at Bozeman's Sweet Pea Festival, are free and tickets are not needed for admission. Audiences are encouraged to show up prior to the appointed curtain time with chairs, blankets, a picnic supper, and friends and family to enjoy the evening. 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, Subaru of America, NorthWestern Energy, Stillwater Mining, Barrick Foundation, JTech Communications, Montana Cultural Trust and the Montana Arts Council. For more information on the plays and a complete tour schedule, visit the company’s website at www.shakespeareintheparks.org.