Things to do in Missoula: Car plays, symphony, mental health musical

Cory Walsh

Here’s a quick guide to some upcoming arts and cultural events happening around Missoula in the coming week.

Original theater, on site (in parked cars)

(Sept. 15-18, 22-25)

The Montana Repertory Theatre is bringing the drama to the streets again. Or more specifically, into parked cars around downtown Missoula.

For the site-specific project, “Buckle Up 2: On the Road Again,” audience members show up at Montgomery Distillery and grab a drink. Then they get a map and begin a walking route that brings them to a series of five parked cars, where they’ll jump in the back seat and watch an original 10-minute play by a national writer unfolding in the front.

The Rep presented the first installment in 2018, followed by variations that brought plays into hotel rooms at the Campus Inn on East Broadway and inside Willard High School. (During the pandemic, they also tried a self-guided multimedia version and audio plays.)

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The shows run at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sept. 15-18, 22-25. Go to to reserve a seat (they are limited.) Tickets are available under the “pick what you pay” program where

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