Wonderlust Preludes & Performances enrich your appreciation of the vast cultural opportunities in our area by offering you insights into the creation and presentation of visual, musical, theatrical and other arts.

Date: Sunday, January 14, 2018

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Location: Black Box Theater, 11th & Grant, MSU Campus

NOTE: Parking in MSU lots is free on Sundays.

Montana Shakespeare in the Parks presents Arthur Miller’s classic play Death of a Salesman this winter. Join Executive Artistic Director Kevin Asselin and members of the professional cast in MSU’s Black Box Theater as they discuss the rehearsal process and timeless themes of the play, and show the set and costume design in progress. Free and open to the public. Light refreshments served. Registration is not required Montana Shakespeare in the Parks will perform Death of a Salesman Jan. 25–Feb. 4, 2018 at The Black Box Theater, 11th & Grant, MSU Campus.

Presenter: Kevin Asselin

AsselinKevin Asselin holds a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Illinois and a Bachelor of Science in Music-Theatre from Plymouth State University. Previously, he worked with Montana Shakespeare in the Parks for 13 seasons as an actor, fight director, and director. This is his 5th season as Executive Artistic Director of MSIP.


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