On the Verge by Eric Overmyer
In Eric Overmyer’s chimerical new comedy, three Victorian lady explorers set out on an adventure that takes them to darkest Africa, highest Himalaya and Terra Incognita….
Three `sister sojourners’, each a prototypical Victorian lady explorer, equipped with dialog as pithy as their helmets, thwack their machetes through the wilderness while telling tales of past jaunts among the natives. As intrepid trekkers, they put the lie to any charge that they are representatives of a weaker sex.
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’. As one traveler says, `I have seen the future and it is slang’.
“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. Directed by theater prof. Heidi Winters Vogel
Location: Mainstage Theater—University Commons
Length of production: 1 hour 45 minutes with one intermission
Show times: Oct. 11 & 12 @ 8pm/Oct. 13 @ 3pm/Oct. 15 & 16 @ 8pm
“Faculty/Staff Night” Sunday, October 13 @ 3pm. For this performance, all tickets sold to faculty/staff will be sold on a “pay-what-you-will” basis. All faculty/staff ticket proceeds for this performance will go towards the theater scholarship fund
Ticket Prices—Tickets will go on sale September 3
There is an additional $2/ticket service fee for all online ticket orders.
On line tickets will be available until 1 hour prior to the start of each respective performance. If you are in need of handicapped seating for a wheelchair, please call the box office directly. All seating is reserved.
|Advanced Reserved||Door Reserved|
|Senior (65 & up)||$8||$10|
|Child (12 & under)||$8||$10|
|Non-EMU Student (13-22 yrs)||$8||$10|
|Group (10 or more)||$7||Not Available|