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Bards of the Big Sky 2
AUGUST 17–27, 2023
Helena Avenue Theatre

Exploring the question, “What do women think about?”, Bards of the Big Sky 2 features original plays by Montana playwrights along with an original dance composition, Bloom Blast, created by Elucidance, a Helena-based dance company. Directed by Pamela Mencher and produced at the Helena Avenue Theatre at 1319 Helena Avenue in Helena, this thought-provoking collection of original plays and dance is sure to intrigue, provoke and entertain attendees.


Performances are August 17, 18, 19, 25 & 26 at 7:30 pm, and matinees on August 20 & 27 at 2:00 pm.  Tickets are $22 and available online (click "Purchase Tickets") or at the door. For reservations and information call or text 406-235-0353.   


The Montana Playwrights Network’s MPN 2022/2023 MT Premiere Project promotes Montana playwrights in partnership with Montana theatre companies by producing selected original scripts in full production.  Featured in this biennial cycle are participating theatre companies in Helena, Lewistown, Billings and Anaconda.  


MPN is pleased to acknowledge that the MPN 2022-23 MT Premiere Project is funded in part by coal severance taxes paid based upon coal mined in Montana and deposited in Montana's cultural and aesthetic projects trust fund.

The Plays and Playwrights


That’s What She Said by Cynthia M. Webb: Told through the words of women of renown, the play moves female discourse from a double entendre joke to a multi-generational discussion on what it means to be female in America when much of the country wants her to sit down and shush.


April Fools Have Come & Gone by Rita Barkey: Watch Jenny take on her fools. See who gets popped.


Froze to Death Creek by Joan Carol Melcher: What do two middle-aged women do when they discover a frozen man in their cabin? Burned-out JANIE and over-nurturing HOOT approach the man from very different perspectives. The question is: Does he live? 

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