The Gypsy Theatre Guild stages the romantic comedy, “All Bark, No Bite,” Feb. 28-March 7 at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Ballroom, 37 1st Street W. in Kalispell.
The play, written by Kara Emily Krantz and directed by Karen Kolar, tells the story of Charlotte and Eugene, who live a quiet, no-nonsense life, surrounded by Sudoku puzzles and argyle. Robert and Bella are boisterous and messy and ridiculously in love. The neighbor, Suzanne, who might or might not be clairvoyant and has a penchant for Sigmund Freud, sways her hips to the rhythm of the samba … or is it Zumba?
Sure, relationships can be exciting. They can also be confusing, unexpected, and expose us to profound emotional risk. However, if we’re willing to be vulnerable, they can also fill up the empty or wounded spaces in our hearts. And if that doesn’t work? Well, get a dog.
“Crisp, fresh, sharp and invigorating theater,” wrote the Worcester Telegram of its East Coast premiere in 2019. “This modern romantic play is so intelligently written and so fully acted out that the audience effortlessly buys into the winsome central conceit.”
Performances are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 28-March 8. Ballroom doors will open a half hour before performances.
Tickets are $22, $18 for ages 16 and under, and $20 for Eagles members and seniors 65 and over. Tickets may be purchased at the Eagles, online at www.gypsytheatreguild.com or by phone at 406-356-6022. The show is family-friendly.
Gypsy Theatre Guild is recently formed, all-inclusive community theatre company in the Flathead Valley with an emphasis on “community.” The nonprofit organization welcomes anyone who has ever had a desire to be a part of a theatrical production to join the troupe. Opportunities abound, both on-stage and back stage.