Shakespearience

Where’st William? – Searching for Shakespeare Scavenger Hunt

Join the Montana Shakespeare Company on Saturday, August 2nd for this first-ever Shakespearean scavenger hunt through the heart of downtown Helena!
Decode clues with your friends in this Bardacious race to see where’st William Shakespeare influences our daily lives.

Suitable for all fans of fun – no Shakespearience required! Individuals and teams of up to four welcome for this MSC FUNdraiser!

$25/per person; 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. starting at the Great Northern Amphitheatre.

More information to follow soon; call 406-431-1154 for details.

A Brief History

Since its inception in 1997, the Montana Shakespeare Company (MSC) has grown dramatically.

Its inaugural production of, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” opened in the summer of 1997 at the Helena Quarry. With a cast composed of collegiate and community performers, the production was welcomed with outstanding enthusiasm and ran for two weekends.

The Quarry’s majestic walls and open Montana starry skies became the rustic, intimate theatre space for the company for the next two subsequent seasons of “The Tempest” and “Macbeth.”

Zoning restrictions necessitated a move for MSC and since that time the company has performed in eight different venues over the past 16 years. During that time, MSC has entertained thousands of guests, who delight in our classical, quality performances under starry summer skies.

Typically, the company is comprised of professional and aspiring actors from Montana and across the nation who perform the classics in repertory.

This summer, MSC returns to the centrally located and serene Great Northern Town Center.

Montana Shakespeare Company: The Years in Review

How many Montana Shakespeare Company productions have you seen through the years?

Othello

2013

The Importance of Being Ernest • Romeo and Juliet
Great Northern Town Center Amphitheater

2012

Love’s Labour’s Lost • Othello
Helena Civic Center

2011

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare—Newly Abridged
Cafe Zuppa

2009

Private Lives
Tizer Gardens

2007

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare—Abridged • A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Performance Square

A Midsummer Night's Dream

2006

As You Like It • Hamlet
Performance Square

2005 The Comedy of Errors • King Lear
Performance Square

2004 Much Ado About Nothing • A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Performance Square

2003

Twelfth Night, or What You Will
Performance Square

2002

Romeo and Juliet
Performance Square

The Rivals

2001

The Rivals
Scola Courtyard
The Star Spangled Girl
Myrna Loy Center

2000

The Taming of the Shrew
Scola Courtyard
Cabaret
Myrna Loy Center

1999

Macbeth
Quarry Theatre

1998

The Tempest
Quarry Theatre

1997

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Quarry Theatre