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Ever Hopeful: Summer Theatre To Proceed With Adjusted 2020 Season


April 22, 2020

Determined to safely overcome the obstacles set by COVID-19, FPST has restructured the 2020 season, with the continued goal to bring enriching and exciting entertainment to Northeast Montana audiences. Though some difficult decisions had to be made, the company is proud to be moving ahead with the following line-up:

The Sunshine Boys: July 3 – July 12

Rivalry, memories and lots of laughs are certain to resurface when a former vaudeville team grudgingly re-unites for a Television Special! The classic Neil Simon comedy will star original Fort Peck Summer Theatre company member Neal Lewing.

Ed Asner in God Help Us: July 17 - 19

Eight-time Emmy Award and Golden Globe winning legend Ed Asner stars in this comedy, examining love and politics. Mr. Asner starred as Carl in Pixar’s UP! and as Santa in the Will Ferrell hit, ELF. He is best known for his comedic and dramatic talent as the gruff but soft-hearted journalist Lou Grant, the role he originated on the landmark TV newsroom comedy, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and continued in the newspaper-biz drama Lou Grant. We have added two more showings, due to the overwhelming response. Season Ticket vouchers do not apply for this show.

Working: July 24 – Aug. 9

Celebrating the extraordinary lives of ordinary people! Grammy winner James Taylor, and Broadway composers Stephen Schwartz (Wicked) and Lin-Manual Miranda (Hamilton) are just a few of the eclectic artists who contributed material to this celebration of American life! Starring many audience favorites, this award-winning musical, based on the book by Studs Terkel, makes its FPST debut.

Love Letters: Aug. 14 - 16

Audience favorite Pam L. Veis and Andy Meyers star in AR Gurney’s comedy, a unique and imaginative theatre piece which is presented, as suggested by the playwright, with scripts in hand. It is comprised of letters, frequently funny and touching, exchanged over a lifetime between two friends.

Wait Until Dark: Aug. 21 – Sept. 6

In the Oscar-nominated film version, Audrey Hepburn stars as Suzy Hendrix, a blind woman who must use her wits to outsmart crooks and solve a mystery unfolding right before her eyes. The climax has been heralded as “one of the most thrilling moments of theatre to hit the Broadway stage!” Local teen actor Tarin Vandall co-stars as Gloria.

Regular season performances are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 4 p.m.

Fractured Fairy Tales will continue the successful touring program for FPST’s Theatre for Young Audience series. Performances: Tuesday, July 21, 10 a.m. at Greet the Dawn Auditorium, Poplar; Tuesday, July 21, 2 p.m. at Glasgow County Library; Wednesday, July 22, 11 a.m. at Sheridan Library, Plentywood; Wednesday, July 22, 2 p.m. at The Rex Theatre, Scobey; Thursday, July 23, 2 p.m. at Phillips County Museum, Malta; Saturday, July 25, 10 a.m. at Fort Peck Interpretive Center.

The annual Performing Arts Camp will take place from August 4 through 13, culminating in a showcase performance on Thursday, Aug. 13 at 7 p.m.

Box Office Information:

Canceled show and changed show dates: Purchased tickets may be exchanged, credited or refunded.

Season Passes: May be used for five tickets during the 2020 season or exchanged for a 2021 season pass.

God Help Us: Two additional show dates have been added. Previously purchased tickets may be exchanged for the Saturday or Sunday performance.

Please call 406-228-9216 to redeem, exchange, credit, or forward your season pass to 2021, if the phone line is busy, leave a message or send an Email [email protected]

If you are unable to attend a rescheduled show and would like to donate the value of your canceled tickets to the Fort Peck Summer Theatre, please email [email protected] and let us know that is your intention. Your donation is vital in helping us weather these uncharted waters.


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