Main Stage

Main Stage Tickets are $14 ($7 for Improv)

The Clean House

by Sarah Ruhl

Fridays and Saturdays Sept. 16 - Oct. 1 at 8pm TICKETS

Directed by Todd Hoberecht, The Clean House is an extraordinary play by an exciting voice in American drama. It has been done to equal acclaim at several major theatres coast to coast before winding up Off-Broadway at Lincoln Center, where it had an extended run. The play takes place in what the author describes as "metaphysical Connecticut," mostly in the home of a married couple who are both doctors. They have hired a housekeeper named Matilde, an aspiring comedian from Brazil who's more interested in coming up with the perfect joke than in house-cleaning. Lane, the lady of the house, has an eccentric sister named Virginia who's just nuts about house-cleaning. She and Matilde become fast friends, and Virginia takes over the cleaning while Matilde works on her jokes. Trouble comes when Lane's husband Charles reveals that he has found his soul mate, or "bashert" in a cancer patient named Anna, on whom he has operated. The actors who play Charles and Anna also play Matilde's parents in a series of dream-like memories, as we learn the story about how they literally killed each other with laughter, giving new meaning to the phrase, "I almost died laughing." This theatrical and wildly funny play is a whimsical and poignant look at class, comedy and the true nature of love.

Talking With

by Jane Martin

Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays Oct. 13 - Oct. 22 at 8pm TICKETS

Directed by Stephanie Campbell, Talking With is a play composed of eleven ten-minute monologues, each featuring a different woman who talks about her life. The play includes the pieces, "Fifteen Minutes," "Scraps," "Clear Glass Marbles," "Audition," "Rodeo," "Twirler," "Lamps," "Handler," "Dragons," "French Fries," and "Marks." It premiered at the Manhattan Theatre Club in New York in 1982 and has been performed around the world. The play deals with the personal ordeals of each of the female characters. Many of them are very touching; a few are even intensely emotional. However, there is also the very comical. Even the funny ones, however, have an underlying depth to them that gives a sensitive insight into each of the characters involved. The ladies cover a wide spectrum of life and age from the fading rodeo star in "Rodeo" to the young aspiring actress in "Audition", there is much tenderness and diversity in the subject matter involved in the play. 

Random Acts of Improv

featuring The Bozeman Improverts

Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays Nov. 10 - Nov. 12 and March 30 - April 1 at 8pm TICKETS

The amazing Bozeman Improverts are on the Verge Main Stage to tackle long form improv, the tight rope walk of the theater world! The audience names the comedy play and our Improverts will take that title and create characters, scenes and a complete storyline in front of your very eyes.

Jimmy's First Christmas on Parole 

by Ryan Cassavaugh

Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays Dec. 8 - Dec. 17 TICKETS

Jimmy has just been released from the State Prison after serving time for a "crime of passion". All he wants is to pick up life where it was interrupted 18 months prior, but life on the outside hasn't remained static. His brother Donnie lives in a state of confusion and paranoia brought on by recreational drug use; Marcie (the cougar next door) has waged war on discretion; his sister-in-law Jackie is in need of a life; his other brother Eddie has finally made a life; his estranged wife Debbie is acting strangely; his mother wants to wake up from this awful dream that is her family; and his parole officer just wants to know where the hell Jimmy is! If you think Christmas with your family is tough, come and get a dose of hilarious hi-jinx as Jimmy attempts to unravel his family and place them back into the neat packages he desires after months in the slammer. Then again, perhaps life behind bars with strangers was better than a holiday with his family. 

Tales from the Verge "Resolutions"

by Ryan Cassavaugh and local storytellers

Thursday, Friday and Saturday Jan. 12 - Jan. 14 at 8pm TICKETS

“Resolutions” will feature a collection of Bozeman actors, playwrights, comedians, and authors, recounting true stories from their lives in front of an audience. Touching, funny, embarrassing, exciting, thought-provoking and entirely true. Host Ryan Cassavaugh and others will explore the evening's theme of "Resolutions" in a series of short stories they never intended to tell in public. It’s all about making ‘em and breaking ‘em!

6th Annual Comedy Revue

by Verge Theater Comedy Revue writers

Fridays and Saturdays Jan. 27 - Feb. 11 at 8pm TICKETS

In the style of SNL, Second City, and The Groundlings, these Verge kooks fine tune the funny towards all things laughable to create an all original sketch comedy show. Barre Class, School Pets and Praying away the straight are all themes from last year’s show. Last year’s production asked the question “can white people from a small mountain town rap?” Answer: “No…….not really….they’re funny when they rap, yeah, really funny…but no….not so much”

Marjorie Prime

by Jordan Harrison

Fridays and Saturdays Feb. 24 - March 11 at 8pm TICKETS

Bozeman Actors Theatre and Verge Theater will collaborate for  Jordan Harrison's unique play, Marjorie Prime.  It’s the age of artificial intelligence, and 85-year-old Marjorie — a jumble of disparate, fading memories — has a handsome new companion who’s programmed to feed the story of her life back to her. What would we remember, and what would we forget, if given the chance? In this richly spare, wondrous new play, Jordan Harrison explores the mysteries of human identity and the limits — if any — of what technology can replace.

Random Acts of Improv

featuring The Bozeman Improverts

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday  March 30 - April 1 at 8pm TICKETS

The amazing Bozeman Improverts are on the Verge Main Stage to tackle long form improv, the tight rope walk of the theater world! The audience names the comedy play and our Improverts will take that title and create characters, scenes and a complete storyline in front of your very eyes.

The Rocky Horror Show

by Richard O'Brien

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday* April 20 - April 23 at 8pm and *midnight (12am - following the 8pm Saturday night show) TICKETS

Our 8th Annual run of this great musical! An annual tradition that is an experience not to be missed with call outs, audience participation, costumes, and a great musical performance by a one of a kind cast!  A loving homage to the classic B sci-fi film and horror genres with an irresistible rock’n’roll score, The Rocky Horror Show is a hilarious, wild ride that no audience will soon forget.

Tales from the Verge "Fakin' It"

by Ryan Cassavaugh and local storytellers

Thursday, Friday and Saturday May 4 - May 6 at 8pm TICKETS

“Fakin’ It” will feature a collection of Bozeman actors, playwrights, comedians, and authors, recounting true stories from their lives in front of an audience. Touching, funny, embarrassing, exciting, thought-provoking and entirely true. Host Ryan Cassavaugh and others will explore the evening's theme of "Fakin' It" in a series of short stories they never intended to tell in public. Posers come clean in this “Tales” expose! 

Freak Out!

by Ryan Cassavaugh

Fridays and Saturdays May 12 - May 27 at 8pm TICKETS

Directed by Sadie Cassavaugh (Row After Row, Gift of the Magi, Robin Hood and Three Glorious Weeks), this musical tells the story of two counter-culture bikers in the late 1960s on a voyage to discover the real America, but who soon find themselves embroiled with a devilish cult trying to take over the world! A world premiere psychedelic horror/comedy/rock- &-roll musical performed with life sized puppets and featuring a live rock band! Equal parts Easy Rider, Rocky Horror, Hair, and Rosemary's Baby. Mature audiences only!

Starring: Ryan Lawrence Flynn, Pol Llovet, Steven Harris-Weiel, Ty Gardner, Sadie Cassavaugh, Wren Garverick, Leandra Hill, Leyla Osman-Kirschner, and Harry Jahnke.