Verge is entertaining its way right through spring with one or two spectacularly fantastic performances for stage-lovers of all ages! Here’s a look at what’s happening at “The Little Black Box on the Edge (of Bozeman).”
First up, Verge presents the final performances of Nora and Delia Ephron’s Love, Loss and What I Wore based on the bestselling book by Ilene Beckerman. The memorable play of monologues and ensemble pieces about women, clothes and memory covers all the important subjects – mothers, prom dresses, mothers, buying bras, mothers, hating purses and why we only wear black. Bring your girlfriends, sisters, mothers, aunts… all the important women in your life and delight in their reflections of what it means to be a woman.
The last chances to catch Love, Loss and What I Wore are Friday and Saturday, May 3rd and 4th, at 8pm each night. Tickets are $19. Ages 17+.
Then, Verge Teen Theater presents Tim Kelly’s Great All-American Musical Disaster. The story follows film producer Junior Dover who hasn’t made a picture since his last flop, but his latest project has everything. Junior induces every Hollywood star by tailoring separate scripts to meet each star’s requirements. How Junior manages to stay one jump ahead of disaster makes this play a champion laugh-getter!
Performances of Great All-American Musical Disaster are set for Friday, May 10th at 7pm, and Saturday, May 11th at 3pm and 7pm. Tickets are $9.
Looking to mid-month, Verge announces PLAY, an interactive, problem-solving adventure fit for the whole family! Participants will laugh, learn, connect and grow together as families in the theater team up to complete a story as it is being acted out on stage. PLAY will be held at 3pm on Saturday and Sunday afternoons, May 18th–26th. Tickets are $9.
Kick off summer with Madeleine George’s award-winning Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England. Dean Wreen is not having a good week. Her college is in dire financial straits and a plan to close its tiny, all-but-forgotten natural history museum is sending unexpected shock waves across campus and out into the local community. At home, her ex-lover, Greer, is staying with her – sending shock waves of a different sort through her relationship with her current (and much younger) girlfriend, Andromeda. Town-gown relations are in tatters! The local newspaper is erupting in protest! Even the awful, historically inaccurate dioramas in the museum have started mouthing off! A screwball sex comedy about the perils of monogamy, certainty, and academic administration.
Performances of Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England are set for 8pm on Friday and Saturday evenings, May 24th through June 8th. Tickets are $19. Recommended for ages 17+ due to adult themes and language.
Also on the edge of Bozeman, the Monday night Improv on the Verge shows are sure to bring about the belly laughs! With a mixture of short-form games (like you see on the popular tv show Whose Line Is It Anyway?) and long-form stories, everything you see on stage is created on the spot using audience suggestions. With crowd favorites, the Bozeman Improverts AND some new faces, you won’t want to miss the best way to start your week. Come get cheap thrills for your laugh hole with advanced tickets for only $9, also available at the door at additional cost. Upcoming shows are set for May 6th and 13th. All performances start at 7pm. Ages 17+.
Visit www.vergetheater.com for reservations and further information about the entire 2018-19 season! Advance tickets are also available in store at Cactus Records. Verge is always looking for volunteers whose valued services may earn free admission to select shows! Please visit the website for additional details.