Shakespeare in the Parks performs in Missoula

Another show is planned for Tuesday
Posted at 9:05 AM, Aug 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-27 11:05:27-04

MISSOULA — To go or not to go – that was the question for those hoping to attend Shakespeare in the Parks on Monday evening.

The performers hit the stage on the University of Montana campus to enact The Merry Wives of Windsor.

The production travels across the state to engage and enrich both rural and under-served communities with professional productions of Shakespeare and other classics.

The production had it’s first season in the summer of 1973 and since has performed over 2,250 times to thousands of Montana residents.

Many people took advantage of the beautiful evening, bringing chairs, blankets and snacks to fill the grass in front of the stage. Kendra Gudgel and her partner say it’s the perfect opportunity for a fun date night.

“It’s a nice community effort that we get to see, especially since it’s annually," Gudgel said. "I heard about it from a co-worker of mine and her family comes every single year. Her daughter get’s so excited about them.”

If you missed Monday's performance, there's another set to take place at 6 p.m. on Tuesday at East Riverbowl on the University of Montana Campus.