Tippet Rise Tours

Montana InSite Theatre Tours

Montana InSite Theatre (MIST) returns to Tippet Rise for “Animal Encounters: Shakespeare on the Rise” on June 29 and 30, 2024.
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MIST performer Nnamdi Kanaga performs in a scene from Antony & Cleopatra at Iron Tree by Ai Weiwei.

On June 29 and 30, Montana InSite Theatre (MIST) returns to Tippet Rise for its third annual walking production at the art center – “Animal Encounters: Shakespeare on the Rise.” These approximately 80-minute-long tours move visitors between several different artworks and locations throughout the main Cottonwood Campus and encourage audiences to experience Shakespeare in original and meaningful ways.

With art and Tippet Rise’s vast landscape serving as the backdrop, actors will perform scenes, monologues, and songs that explore Shakespeare’s many references to animal life within his plays. Whether sources of food or clothing, essential means of transportation, threatening predators, or symbols of nobility, animals invariably captured Shakespeare’s imagination, and each performance will explore this recurring motif.

Six separate tours will be offered on both Saturday and Sunday, June 29 and 30. Reservations are required. The cost is $10 per person, free to guests 21 and under (reservations are still required for those 21 and under). Lunch will be available for purchase from Will’s Shed, including an assortment of to-go style sandwiches, bowls, snacks, and drinks prepared by Red Lodge-based Samurai Sue’s Everyday Foods.