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june 29, 2oo3 Serving the MonDak area since 1908 emorla As the sun sinks slowly into twilight marking the begin- nings of another northwest summer evening, a parade of denim and shorts-clad folks toting chairs and blankets slowly make their way to cho- sen spots on the grass. Some open bottles of wine while oth- ers unwrap the makings of an alfresco supper, small wisps of their quiet conversatior] and laughter mixing with the breeze. In a few moments, all will fall silent as the company manager takes his place on the little Elizabethan stage reet- ing the audience and ol ning the curtain on another free per- formance of Montana Shake- speare in the Parks. This familiar scene will be in Sidney at Veterans Memorial Park July 9 at 7 p.m. with pic- nic at 5:30 p.m. with a per- formance of "As You Like It" by Oliver Goldsmith. The 2003 acting company includes four familiar faces and six who are new to the tour. Returning from last sum- mer's company are Kevin Asselin, who audiences will remember as Hotspur in last summer's "Henry IV, part I," Lydia Berger, who portrayed Mistress Quickly, and David Chrzanowski, who played the roles of Glendower and the Earl of Westmoreland. Also retuming after a year's hiatus is Brett Tuomi, a three-year veteran who is well-known throughout the state for such hilarious roles as Dogberry in "Much Ado About Nothing" and Lauce in "Two Gentlemen of Verona." The company newcomers include four from Chicago: Matthew Brumlow, Hether Corallo, Matt Foss and James Houton; one from Seattle: Patricia Nelson; and one from Milwaukee, Wis.: Rebecca Merritt. Over the past 30 years Mon- tana Shakespeare in the Parks has provided small-town neighborhoods with 1,604 per- formances - all free of charge. In the last several years the company has seen an impres- sive increase in the size of their audiences, especially in larger communities. Although they were thrilled to be attracting one to two thousand people per show, they grew concerned that audiences this large may be outgrowing the vocal reach of their actors. To help preserve production quality for these growing groups, Music Villa in Boze- man has donated a sound sys- tem that will reinforce actors' voices without taking away from the outdoor theatre expe- rience. Shakespeare in the Parks is viewed as a tremendous cultur- al asset by residents and busi- nesses alike, but MSIP devel- J V.inyl-all colors Chain link all strengths opment director Moira I Direct from manufacturer to your door Prof. install available135 yrs. experience I Keshishian says the company :i!,.,': .... suffers a bit from an identity FREE ESTIMATES-406-488-6157 crisis. Although MSIP is Associated Fencing- -.::? .... /:'T:;T" ._.,.. |mnm|mmlmmmmmm|mm~ any single item : I I I L, (valid only with coupon) j Imml~llllmlmm mmmnmmmmllmmmmulmmmum Check out the deals we have for y0u! Hours: Sun., June 29, 1 p.m. - 10 p.m. Mon., June 30 - Sat., July 5, 9 a.m. - 10 p.m. Phoenix Fireworks ....