the Verge Goes On Stage June 16
Beginning June 16, the Jacksonville State University Department
of Drama will present Eric Overmyer's On the Verge or The Geography
of Yearning, a fast-paced adventure of the imagination that chronicles
three Victorian lady explorers on their way to Terra Incognita. When
their travels take a strange turn, the ladies find themselves advancing
through the wilderness of time as well as space and meeting an assortment
of characters along the way.
"Space: the final frontier," says Captain James T. Kirk
at the start of each episode of TV's ever popular STAR TREK series.
"Not so fast," suggests the three Victorian heroines at the start of
the play. The journey of exploration, which takes these ladies from
the jungles of Africa to the mountains of Tibet, also takes them to
uncharted regions of character, language, symbol, and (perhaps most
intriguing of all) time.
See this haunting, imaginative, and very funny play and
then decide for yourself: what, after all, is "the final frontier?"
The play will run June 16, 17, and 18 at 7:00 and June
19 at 2:00. Tickets are as follows: adults $6.00; senior citizens &
JSU personnel, $5.00; students and military, $4.00. Prepaid reservations
are recommended -- call 205-782-5648 The play will be performed in the
Ernest Stone Performing Arts Center, Second Stage Theatre, on the campus
of Jacksonville State University.
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