Monday night Improv & holiday entertainment at Verge Theater
Verge production of A Little House Christmas opens December 2, 2017
The Bozeman Improverts are back for Improv On The Verge Monday nights. The Improverts give the biggest laugh for the fewest bucks! Guaranteed to be a hilarious start to your week, popular Improv games are played in the style of the TV show “Whose Line is it Anyway?” in addition to long-form Improv. Everything is created on the spot and based on audience suggestions. Upcoming shows are set for November 20th and December 11th. All performances begin at 7pm. Tickets for Improv are $7 in advance, or $9 at the door.
Looking to next month and kicking off the holiday season, the family stage will transform into a well-lit, cozy home on the prairie with the Verge production of A Little House Christmas.
Eight days before Christmas, the Ingalls (Pa, Ma, Mary and Laura) have invited some folks to dinner to celebrate the completion of their new home. The guests include Laura’s nemesis, the stuck-up Nellie Oleson, and her mother Mrs. Oleson; the rambunctious mountain man Edwards; two of the Ingalls girls’ cousins, Nick and Peter; and Pa’s younger brother George, who ran away at 14 to join the Army as a drummer boy in the Civil War.
Just as the party gets into full swing (dancing!), a freakishly severe early winter thunderstorm brings the celebration to an end as the downpour causes the creek to rapidly rise and wash out the bridge. Will the guests make it back to their homes safely? Can Pa get to town for needed supplies? Is the swollen creek a barrier that even Santa Claus can’t overcome? And most importantly… will George dance the do-si-do?
Find out the answers to these questions and many more at A Little House Christmas. Performances are set for Saturdays and Sundays, December 2nd–17th at 3pm each day. Tickets are $7 in advance, or $9 at the door. Based on the books by Laura Ingalls Wilder, this James Devita script will help generate the spirit of giving and community for the whole family.
Then for some more comedy! What do Saturday Night Live, Second City, and The Groundlings all have in common, you ask? They pale in comparison to Verge Theater’s annual Comedy Revue! That’s right, the Verge kooks are fine-tuning the funny toward all things laughable as they write skits and direct themselves in this 7th Annual Comedy Revue: Holidazed and Confused!
These hilarious hijinxers will redefine the holidays in ways only their twisted imaginations can, and give you a new outlook on your own holiday myths, dreams, and fantasies. Head down to the Verge on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from December 7th–16th and give yourself the gift of holiday laughs! Showtimes are 8pm each evening. Tickets are $14 in advance, or $16 at the door.
Visit www.vergetheater.com for reservations and more information about the entire 2017-2018 season. Advance tickets are also available in store at Cactus Records. See you at “The Little Black Box On The Edge (of Bozeman)!” •