Saturday, May 22, 2004

Shakespeare group won't skip Butte:
BUTTE (AP) - The Montana Shakespeare in the Parks group, responding to protests from local residents, has decided it will perform here this summer after all.
The group originally passed over Butte because of scheduling problems and what it said was insufficient sponsorship in the community.

Mainstreet Butte led efforts to request that the company reconsider, saying local leaders had not been told the annual local performance was in jeopardy.

'I was just appalled there had been no notice of this, and there was just a huge outpouring of people wanting to bring it back,' said George Everett, executive director of Mainstreet Butte.
The troupe is expected to perform Moliere's comedy 'Tartuffe' on Labor Day, probably at Emma Park.

Three Rivers Wireless Office was arranging to sponsor the 2005 showing in Butte when the company's Jessica Johnson learned there was no 2004 show planned because of a lack of a sponsor Three Rivers then offered the $1,375 need for a 2004 show."

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