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Shakespeare in the Parks to Perform “The Winter’s Tale” at Montana Western

July 8, 2024

Montana Shakespeare in the Parks will hold a free performance of Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale” on Friday, August 2, at 6:00 p.m. at the University of Montana Western Pioneer Federal Amphitheater on Legacy Plaza. Just bring your lawn chair, blanket, and a picnic dinner, and enjoy an evening of Shakespeare!

Shakespeare in the Parks to Perform “The Winter’s Tale” at Montana Western

“A Winter’s Tale” is a play that blends tragedy and comedy, centered around themes of jealousy, redemption, and the passage of time. This play spans sixteen years, during which a jealous king accuses his wife of infidelity and exiles his newborn daughter to Bohemia, where she is raised by shepherds and ultimately falls in love with the Bohemian king’s son. Audiences are sure to relish this story of love, loss, and forgiveness.

“The play is one of Shakespeare’s last, and as such, is blessed with a writer who really understood how to manipulate the form to achieve new heights of storytelling,” shares Eva Breneman, Director of “The Winter’s Tale.”

Montana Shakespeare in the Parks is a cherished cultural program that has been bringing the timeless works of William Shakespeare to communities across Montana and neighboring states for over 50 years. Renowned for its high-quality, free outdoor performances, the program aims to make the arts accessible to everyone, fostering a love for theater and literature in audiences of all ages. Each summer, the talented cast and crew travel thousands of miles, setting up stages in parks, town squares, and other public spaces, ensuring that even the most remote areas can experience the magic of Shakespeare under the open sky.

For more information and to see Montana Shakespeare in the Parks’ complete touring schedule, please visit

Montana Western’s School of Outreach has brought Montana Shakespeare in the Parks to the Dillon community since 1986 and is a local sponsor of the event. We would like to thank our premier local sponsor, Pioneer Federal Savings & Loan, and our additional local sponsors: McIsaac Appraisal and the UMW Foundation. 

For more information, please contact School of Outreach Program Coordinator Bethanie Wharton at 406-683-7537 or [email protected].