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On the Verge  

or The Geography of YearningOn the Verge
By Eric Overmyer
Director Richard Nimke
Scenic & Lighting Design Kevin D. Gawley
Technical Direction Jim Gangl
Costume Design Steph Kass*
Sound Design Jim Gangl and Richard Nimke
May 5-7 and 11-14 at 7:30 p.m.; May 8 at 1:30 p.m.
Riverside Theatre

*Student Designer

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“Cross the wordplay of S.J. Perelman with the world-in-a-timewarp vision of Caryl Churchill and you might approximate the special flavor of On the Verge. In Eric Overmyer’s chimerical comedy, three Victorian lady explorers set out on an adventure that takes them to darkest Africa, highest Himalaya and Terra Incognita. Heroines to their heart, the explorers can accommodate themselves to any emergency (natural or man-made), although they are momentarily disoriented as they approach modern times. In their kaleidoscopic adventure, they journey through a rain forest of hundreds of artifacts from the future—household utensils, mechanical contrivances and a side-view automobile mirror that reads `Objects in mirror may be closer than they appear’. How does one deal with such a chimera? A frolicsome jaunt through a continuum of space, time, history, geography, feminism and fashion, Mr. Overmyer’s cavalcade is on the verge of becoming a thoroughly serendipitous journey.” --Mel Gussow, The New York Times

"On the Verge" Cast
Mary................................................................Cassia Harder
Fanny...............................................................Sami Johnson
Alex.......................................................................Siri Brobst
Alphonse, Gus, Grover, Mr. Coffee..................Chasten Glezman
Yeti, Troll, Nicky.........................................Cameron Cylkowski

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