Wonderlust Preludes & Prologues events precede cultural programs in our community and offer opportunities to meet directors, performers, and other artists before seeing their shows. These events also provide behind-the-scenes insights into each work, the work’s significance, the directors’ focus, and what to look and listen for in the performance.

Enrich your experience of arts and culture programs in our community by participating in Preludes & Prologues!

Behind the Scenes with Shakespeare in the Schools

Date: Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Location: Bozeman Public Library, 626 East Main

Montana Shakespeare in the Schools (MSIS) celebrates its 25th anniversary this season. MSIS brings fully produced, professional productions of Shakespeare to 11,000 middle and high school students annually. Executive Artistic Director Kevin Asselin, Guest Director Marti Lyons, and some of the actors from this fall’s production of Twelfth Night will discuss the history of both MSIS and Twelfth Night, and give participants a rare glimpse of the rehearsal process.

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Free and open to the public.

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Kathryn Earley 2When my husband and I were looking for our place to retire, one of the places we visited was Bozeman.  While we were here we went to the library, where I happened to pick up a Wonderlust brochure.  Here was university-quality instruction by experts in a huge number of subjects.  No homework, no exams, no papers, just a chance to learn new things or review things we’d already studied.  It was also an opportunity to meet people with a wide variety of interests.  I was hooked! Over the past several years, I’ve come to feel strongly about supporting this valuable community resource for lifelong learning, and fortunately there’s a community of dedicated volunteers who feel the same way.

This past year was our first as Friends of MSU Wonderlust, whose mission is to support and promote MSU Wonderlust.  We’ve contributed funds to getting a new projector at Hope Lutheran Church, where many of our classes are held, and to Gallatin Community Radio, which broadcasts many of our Friday Forums.  We’re also sponsors of and taking part in Active Aging Week and the Prime Age 50+ Expo.

In January Friends will sponsor the MSU Wonderlust reception.  Join us at the Country Bookshelf on January 9, 5 pm – 7 pm, where you can meet instructors and other people interested in learning.  

Kathryn Earley, President of Friends of Wonderlust