Summer play in Choteau Aug. 12

Montana Shakespeare in the Parks will give free performances of “Henry IV, Part I” and “The Merry Wives of Windsor” this summer in communities in Montana including Choteau as part of a multi-state tour.

The company will travel more than 7,000 miles during the season, which runs from June 12 through Sept. 3, and perform in 61 communities. All performances, except the Sweet Pea Festival in Bozeman, are free and hosted in local parks and public spaces, making them accessible to all.

The Choteau performance of “Merry Wives” will be held on Monday, Aug. 12, at 6 p.m. on the lawn of Skyline Lodge.

Devonna McCartney and Cody Marney are spearheading a fund drive to raise money to pay for the performance. Anyone who wants to donate to the show or become a sponsor should contact Marney at The Edge Salon.

Kevin Asselin, executive artistic director, will direct “Henry IV,

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