Caitlin Hart

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Yellowstone Rep Theatre ends season with big hit

The Yellowstone Repertory Theatre is ending its first season with the theatrical equivalent of a walk-off home run, an engaging and memorable production of a Pulitzer Prize-winning play. On opening night of “Crimes of the Heart,” Craig Huisenga, one of the theater’s founding members along with Dina Brophy and Caitlin Hart, assured the audience that a second season is coming. (more…) Continue Reading →

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‘Doubt’ makes persuasive theater opener

Nothing evokes the hazards of theatrical entrepreneurship like introducing the company’s first season with a play called “Doubt.”

But the Yellowstone Repertory Theatre’s maiden production quickly removed all doubt about the quality of its work, if not the sustainability of its venture. “Doubt: A Parable” was performed superbly and suggests high promise for the season to follow. (more…) Continue Reading →

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New repertory theater group schedules first 3 plays


A new professional theater company in Billings will kick off its debut season next month, presenting three award-winning plays through next June. The Yellowstone Repertory Theatre, whose beginnings were charted by Last Best News in February, will open its first season with a production of “Doubt, A Parable,” by John Patrick Shanely, running Nov. 3-18. That will be followed by Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie,” March 2-17 2018, and Beth Henley’s “Crimes of the Heart,” next June 8-23. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Professional theater company launched in Billings


Craig Huisenga was still living in San Diego eight years ago when he came up with the idea of starting the Yellowstone Repertory Theatre. He was thinking of returning to Billings to care for his aging parents, but having
worked as a professional actor and director in Seattle, Eugene, Ore., and San Diego, he wanted to be able to continue as a professional if he moved back home. (more…) Continue Reading →

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High hopes for locally made, web-based comedy series


Ted Kim thinks his web-based comedy series has two big things going for it. One is a strong concept, which he describes as “a love story about two sisters who can never get in synch,” and in fact are constantly at war. The other is that it is being filmed in Billings and Roundup, tapping into a national and even an international fascination with Montana. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Film festival looks at food as part of larger conversation


The Yellowstone Valley Citizens Council is partnering with Art House Cinema & Pub to present a Food Film Festival on three Tuesday evenings this month. The tagline for the festival is “Films about how what we eat matters for people and the planet.” The festival is part of the larger Community Food Campaign sponsored by the Northern Plains Resource Council, of which the YVCC is an affiliate. (more…) Continue Reading →

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After strong start, Art House Cinema selling memberships


After a successful first year as an independent movie theater in downtown Billings, Art House Cinema & Pub has launched a membership drive. Selling memberships was always part of the plan for the nonprofit theater, which raised startup funding through an Indiegogo campaign and other donations, but founder Matt Blakeslee figured waiting a year was a good idea. (more…) Continue Reading →

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