NOVA Center for the Performing Arts -- Billings, Montana
We will continue to monitor the COVID 19 pandemic closely. Seating is limited at all performances. Approved masks are mandatory and continuous mask wearing is required during performances by audience members. Audience members must wear N 95 masks, surgical masks or double layer approved masks. Concessions are unavailable and there is very limited restroom accessibility.


Poster Design by Melanie Fabrizius

Show dates:   March 12-14 & 19-21, 2021.
Directed by Mary Ann Connors
Rehearsal Photographs by William Stearns 
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NOVA Center for the Performing Arts presents "The Bear" and "The Proposal" written by Anton Chekhov. Show dates are March 12th, 13th, 14th, 19th, 20th, and the 21st. Friday and Saturday shows will be at 7:30 pm and Sunday matinees will be at 2:00 pm. Directed by Mary Ann Connors, these two one-act comedies are filled with twists and turns.


"The Bear" is a farce about a newly widowed woman who is grieving the loss of her beloved husband when there is a knock at the door. A man has come to claim the money her deceased husband owed him. When she informs him that she cannot pay him at the time of his demands, he becomes angry and refuses to leave. After a few rounds of squabbling, the two fall madly in love with each other and all is forgiven.


"The Proposal" is about a man coming to his neighbor to ask for her daughter’s hand in marriage. Before the man gets the chance to get down on one knee, however, the man and the daughter begin to argue. As they argue, the man’s health begins spiraling downwards until he faints onto the floor. The mother and the daughter are both convinced the man has passed away before he becomes conscious again. The couple quickly agree to the marriage and live happily ever after as the couple that can’t stop arguing.

There will be live performances on each show date as well as a recording. A link to the recording of the show can be purchased if you are unable to make it to a live performance. TICKETS $21/Adults, $16 Seniors & Military, $10/Students
Please call 406-591-9535 for more information.

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Rehearsal Photographs by William Stearns 
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NOVA Center for the Performing Arts  -  2317 Montana Avenue - Billings, MT 59101
PO Box 11
Billings, MT 59103
Phone: 406-591-9535

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