Shakespeare in the Parks canceled

By Reader Staff

Organizers for the annual Montana Shakespeare in the Parks announced May 4 that the 2020 show date has been canceled.

“We are disappointed, but we fully understand the wisdom of Montana Shakespeare in the Parks’ decision, and we agree that it’s more important for everyone — actors, organizers and audience — to stay safe, healthy and virus-free,” Lost Horse Press owner and Publisher Christine Holbert wrote in an email. “We especially want to support those people in our community who are immune-compromised or have other underlying health issues.”

Lost Horse Press has sponsored the annual event ever since it moved to Sandpoint from Libby, Mont., in 2015.

Holbert said the originally scheduled performance of Cymbeline will return to Sandpoint in summer 2021.

“Stay safe, stay healthy, wash your hands, wear a mask and we’ll see you all next summer to watch Cymbeline — outdoors, all together and healthy, the way Shakespeare intended. And a huge thanks for your support and understanding,” Holbert wrote

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