The 2016-17 Bank of Commerce Performing Arts Series and University of Montana Western fine arts department present Montana Shakespeare in the Schools’ (MSIS) production of Hamlet by William Shakespeare on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016.
Two performances will occur at 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Beier Auditorium on the Montana Western campus.
Director Bill Brown said the play explores themes that resonate with young adult audience such as conflicts between young and old, stability and change, and the difficult decisions we all must make in the face of tremendous loss.
MSIS is an outreach program of Montana State University’s College of Arts and Architecture. Performances this fall are supported by grants and corporate sponsorships as well as hundreds of individual donors.
This fall marks the 24th season that MSIS touring program will bring a live Shakespearean play and workshops directly to middle schools and high schools. Of the 48 schools visited last year, the company performed on or near six of Montana’s seven Indian reservations and 30 percent of the schools were located in communities with a population of less than 1,000; the smallest being Highwood, Mont: population 189.
Individual performance tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for youth at the door. UMW students are admitted free.
Season tickets (including three remaining productions) are $40 for adults. To purchase please call 406-683-7101.
— Montana Western —