Barbeque Apocalypse Begins Performances 5/4 at Verge Theater
Spring is here! We have declared it, and it is so. And to back up that declaration, we at Verge Theater have a May line-up that will bring some pep to your world!
The hilarious and irreverent Barbeque Apocalypse, by Matt Lyle, continues its world-ending run in May! Three couples gather on the back deck of a very modest suburban home for a mid-summer barbecue where the hosts, Mike and Deb, struggle with feelings of inadequacy about their home decor, their clothes, their careers, their culinary skills, and pretty much everything else. Throughout the first act feelings are hurt over petty gossip, inconsequential concerns, physical slights, and pop cultural deficiencies. The superficial, neuroses-laden interpersonal squabbles bubble over to a flash of inept violence when one of the guests makes what we learn is just one in a series of passes at Deb. As the act closes, the group discovers that the rest of the world has been literally falling apart during their little, terrible barbecue. Act Two takes place on the same deck for another barbecue to celebrate their one-year post-apocalypsiversary. In a year where the only way to measure success is survival, roles have reversed, and we explore how each character's basic nature has allowed them to adapt and thrive or has pushed them to the brink of extinction.
Barbeque Apocalypse runs Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, from May 4 - March 12. Tickets are $14 in advance (online at vergetheater.com, or in person at Cactus Records) or $16 at the door.
The Bozeman Improverts are back in May with two very different shows. To open May, The Improverts will perform their final Improv On The Verge Monday night show of the season. The Improverts give the biggest laughs 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?", as well as long-form Improv. Everything is created on the spot and based on audience suggestions. Come enjoy Cheap Thrills for your Laugh Hole! The final Improv On The Verge show of the season is on May 7 at 7PM.
But then the Bozeman Improverts will be back on the Verge Main Stage with Random Acts Of Improv, to tackle a whole night of long form improv, the tightrope walk of the theater world! For three nights in a row each audience member will be asked to invent the name of a play. All play titles will go into a hat. At the start of the performance a random audience member will be asked to pick a title out of the hat and then the Improverts, with only a title and their steely-eyed skills, will create and perform that play before your very eyes! This is a wonder to behold! Random Acts Of Improv runs Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, May 24 - 26, at 8PM.
Tickets for Improv On The Verge and Random Acts Of Improv are $7 in advance (online at vergetheater.com, or in person at Cactus Records) or $9 at the door. Check the Verge website for more Monday Night Improv throughout the regular Season! Recommended for ages17+
Our Middle School teens have been working hard at their Spring production! And so Verge Teen Theater proudly presents I HATE SHAKESPEARE, by Steph DeFerie. This play is a hilarious theatrical debate on the merit of Shakespeare. It is a whirlwind of Shakespearean soliloquies, unconventional staging, witty banter, and talking cows.
Director Jaelyn Silvey has guided the teens through a 5 week rehearsal process that has not only given the teens an introduction to Shakespeare, but also challenges their comedic skills and gives them experience breaking the fourth wall. I HATE SHAKESPEARE runs for only two performances, Friday and Saturday, May 18-19 at 7PM. Tix are only $7 in advance and $9 at the door. Tickets may be purchased online at Vergetheater.com or in person at Cactus Records and Gifts in downtown Bozeman.
Visit vergetheater.com for reservations and more info about our entire 2017-2018 Season. We hope to see you at The Little Black Box On The Edge (of Bozeman)!