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By Betty Vanderwielen

Tragedy plays out at Double Arrow Lodge grounds


August 30, 2018

Betty Vanderwielen, Pathfinder

Montana Shakespeare in the Park's "Othello" ends in tragedy. Desdemona lies dead, strangled by her husband. Emelia, Iago's wife, has been stabbed by her husband and Othello, having learned of Iago's deception, stabs himself and kisses Desdemona's lips one last time before he dies.

SEELEY LAKE – Alpine Artisans' 2 Valleys Stage introduced its 2018-19 performance season Aug. 23 with Montana Shakespeare in the Parks' production of "The Tragedy of Othello: The Moor of Venice." Affiliated with Montana State University, MSIP has traveled for 46 years throughout Montana, as well as into border communities in Idaho, North Dakota, Wyoming and Washington to bring free professional performances of Shakespeare and other plays. This marked the first year they have produced "Othello."

Scheduled to perform at 6 p.m., the MSIP troupe didn't arrive at the Double Arrow Lodge grounds...

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