Tonight, Ken and I are off to attend the closing night of August: Osage County at The Myrna Loy Center in Helena. I’m really looking forward to seeing some theater and also getting to see my friend John Rausch in action.
When I lived in Helena, The Myrna was an important oasis for me- it served off-brand movies, lectures, plays and entertainment that were an important way to connect with the larger world- and I’m delighted to be going back.
For those of you who don’t know, Hollywood legend Myrna Loy was from Radersburg, just outside Helena, and along with Gary Cooper, always claimed Montana as home. In addition to her acting career, she was an early champion of human rights and crusader against McCarthyism. I find it delightful that this woman is still inspiring excellent local entertainment and global awareness through the building and organization that bears her name. Support them!