Bard in the Backcountry chronicles a summer with “Montana Shakespeare in the Parks,” a regional, professional touring theater company based in Bozeman, MT. Viewers get an inside look at the summer season and the actors on tour, who cover over sixty-five hundred miles in the course of two and a half months as they bring Shakespeare to the mostly rural populations of this vast region. The actors cast for the season not only perform on stage but also act as their own drivers, roadies, make-up artists, and set builders as they move across this sometimes rugged backcountry. During the course of the summer they encounter an array of characters, many of whom have been watching Shakespeare every summer for over forty years. Communities statewide love the Bard, and this film reveals the impact the tour has on the lives of these young actors and the efforts of the rural communities who bring the show to town. _Uploaded_2-4-15.