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Posted on: July 8, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Montana Shakespeare in the Parks at ISU; MPL Lecture/Shakespearean Sonnets

Shakespeare in the Parks

Montana Shakespeare in the Parks is once again coming to Idaho State University (ISU) for the ISU Summer Concert Series. Montana Shakespeare in the Parks has entertained audiences at ISU for almost two decades.

Thursday, July 21, the theater troupe will put on a production of Twelfth Night and then, Saturday, July 23, a production of King Lear. Both performances are at the ISU Quad and start at 6:30 p.m. 

This year, for the first time, food trucks will be available both nights beginning at 6:00 p.m. So, grab a blanket or chair, and come hungry. 

Sponsors for this event are Pocatello Arts Council, ISU Cultural Events, Lookout Credit Union, and Portneuf Medical Center. 

Also in the spirit of Shakespeare in the Park, Wednesday, July 20, the Pocatello Arts Council, and the Marshall Public Library (MPL) are co-hosting a lecture event. The lecture begins at 6:30 p.m. and ends at 8 p.m. at MPL. 

Dr. Jessica Winston, ISU English Department and Shakespearean scholar, will present "Fools in Shakespeare." And local theater actor Ted Bonman will be reciting Shakespearean sonnets throughout the lecture. 

Full Schedule: 

Wednesday, July 20, 6:30 p.m., “Fools in Shakespeare” lecture, Marshall Public Library

Thursday, July 21, 6:30 p.m., Twelfth Night, ISU Quad

Saturday, July 23, 6:30 p.m., King Lear, ISU Quad


Founded in 1973 Shakespeare in the parks is celebrating its 50th anniversary season. Montana Shakespeare in the Parks is dedicated to preserving the cultural traditions of theater and literature.

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