ON THE VERGE

by Eric Overmyer
Directed by Jim Petosa
Charles Mosesian Theater
MAY 3-25/2014

In this hilarious time-travel fantasy, three Victorian-era women set off to explore “Terra Incognita,” not realizing that they have warped into 1955 American pop culture. As they tromp through time and the outback of mid-century America, they recount past travels and face their challenges in language rich with wordplay, humor, and the vernacular of anthropologists. Playwright Eric Overmyer’s unique style, thick with lavish wit, made way for his television writing for acclaimed dramas The WireLaw and Order, and Treme.

“For the linguistically inclined, this ardently alliterative and omnivorously onomatopoetic safari should be difficult to resist.”
The New York Times

Running Time: 2 hours, 15 minutes with one 15-minute intermission.
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INSIDER EXPERIENCES

First Rehearsal

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Attend first rehearsal to see where and how it all begins. Participate in a “Meet and Greet” with the cast, designers, crew, and New Rep staff, then stick around to hear a reading of the play.

Sneak Peek

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 6:30pm
Attend part of a working rehearsal with the director and cast. Learn about rehearsal process at the mini-talkback.

Meet the Designers

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 6:30pm
Meet the director and scenic, costume, lighting, and sound designers. Learn about the design concepts and collaborative process.