Choose traditional or wacky at Verge in December!
The secret to success at Verge Theater for the last two decades? Know the audience! And the beauty of Verge audiences is that they’re interested in swinging many ways: contemporary theatre, modern theatre, locally-written theatre, puppet theater, improv, comedies, dramas, fringe shows, and musicals! So the community theater responds with the battle cry, “Diversity Is Our Mainstay!” Sometimes they die on their sword, but most times the audience rewards Verge with what matters most: their time, attention, and respect — not to mention laughs! Verge never turns down laughs!! So, the December slate aims for variety.
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. This James Devita script, based on the books by Laura Ingalls Wilder, will help generate a spirit of giving and community to your family as you watch this delightful production.
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.
And now for some 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.
And since the Comedy Revue is only playing three days a week, the Bozeman Improverts are back in December 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 December 11th and 18th. All performances begin at 7pm. Tickets for Improv are $7 in advance, or $9 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)!” •