Montana Rep’s ‘Buckle Up’ Production Takes Audience on the Road

October 02, 2018

MISSOULA – The Montana Repertory Theatre at the University of Montana is proud to present “Buckle Up,” the first production of its new Plays on Tap series. Plays on Tap is a recurring series of short, site-based plays for small audiences performed in unexpected locations throughout Missoula.

For “Buckle Up,” the Rep commissioned five nationally renowned playwrights – Emily Feldman, Idris Goodwin, Claire Kiechel, Sam Myers and Mara Nelson-Greenberg – to each write a play that takes place in a car that will be parked around the downtown area.

Audience members arrive at a centrally located box office, pick up a map and follow the directions to their first vehicle. As they move from car to car, the audience will experience an amazing live theatrical event, encountering five unique stories written by some of the best playwrights in the country. 

Midway through, the entire audience will meet up at a Missoula bar for drinks and conversation before heading back out to find the next backseat.

Casts for “Buckle Up” feature actors from the Missoula community, as well as students from UM’s School of Theatre & Dance. All five plays are directed by the Rep’s new artistic director, Michael Legg.

Performances are Friday through Sunday, Oct. 19-21, with evening shows each night and matinees Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 20-21. Tickets cost $20.

For exact show times and more ticket information, visit the UMArts box office online at or call 406-243-4581.


Contact: Salina Chatlain, Montana Repertory Theatre, 406-243-6809,