Anaconda Ensemble Theatre presents The Montana Premiere Project

  • February 24 - 26, 2023
  • The Forge Hotel

    100 Union Avenue
    Anaconda, Montana 59711
Ticket Price $22.50 This event is now over

The Montana Premiere project is a state-wide project focused on new plays by Montana playwrights. Anaconda Ensemble Theatre will host 3 new short plays in Anaconda, while being supported by the Montana Playwrights Network. 


The show consists of: Landering Truth  by Robert Holter of Helena, That's What She Said by Cynthia Webb of Helena and Wife by Shaun Gant of Missoula


The production will run at the Forge Hotel (100 Union Ave Anaconda, MT, entrance on the back side of the building near Barclays) in their Conference Room on Friday February 24th at 7 pm, Saturday February 25th at 2 pm and 7 pm and Sunday February 26th at 2 pm. 

There will be a writer talkback after the 2 pm performance on February 25th.


The production features professional and youth actors from Butte, Deer Lodge and Anaconda. Because of content, this show is recommended for ages 16 and up. If you have questions about the content, please email


Have questions?  Please email Jackie Vetter at


Thanks to our sponsors: The Forge, Discover Anaconda and Creative Marketing and Recruiting Group for supporting this project 

AET’s Montana Premiere project is also funded in part by coal severance taxes paid based upon coal mined in Montana and deposited in Montana's Cultural and Aesthetic Projects Trust Fund.


About the plays
Landering Truth takes place in the medium small conservative town of Scheahhana - your state. The theater Teacher, a young professional named Landry, has been called in by the superintendent Mr. Lorditall, to “give account” for allegedly swearing at a rehearsal.  The  Principal / Superintendent / Head football coach has called witnesses - the students who heard it all. He has one goal in mind - close the theater department to give the athletic department more - everything. Will he succeed?


Wife, a wedding comedy about the triumph of love over experience, invites you to dance and fall in love again. The wedding couple is tying the knot for the fourth time--This time it's gonna work. 

Told through the words of women of renown, THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID is a one act play that moves female discourse from a double entendre joke to multi-generational discussion on what it means to be female in America when much of the country wants her to sit down and shush.


Date & Time

Feb 24 - 26, 2023

Venue Details

The Forge Hotel

100 Union Avenue
Anaconda, Montana 59711 The Forge Hotel
Anaconda Ensemble Theatre

Anaconda Ensemble Theatre is a professional theatre company based in Anaconda, MT.