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    On the Verge (or The Geography of Yearning)

    Presented by at Central Square Theater

    May 28 - June 21, 2009


    On the Verge (or The Geography of Yearning)

    Machetes. Rock ‘n’ Roll. Burma Shave. Dwight D. Eisenhower - audiences will discover the unpredictable land of Terra Incognita with three intrepid women explorers who can never be quite sure where - or when - their next steps will lead them when The Nora Theatre Company presents On the Verge (or The Geography of Yearning) at Central Square Theater this spring!

    Playing Thursday, May 28 through Sunday, June 21, On the Verge is written by Eric Overmyer, directed by Wesley Savick, and stars Deanna Dunmyer, Alicia Kahn, Anna Waldron, and Barlow Adamson. Eric Overmyer's vividly imaginative On the Verge (or The Geography of Yearning) follows the adventures of three fiercely independent Victorian women explorers as they spin through time from 1888 to 1955. As they embark on their trek to an unknown land, it becomes apparent that they are not on an ordinary expedition. While traversing the geography of yearning, they discover within themselves a powerful pull towards the future, absorbing knowledge while they travel through time. Through their encounters with a kaleidoscope of unlikely characters, they satisfy their need for adventure in a journey of wildly unpredictable discovery. Full of pop culture references from the late nineteenth century to the mid 1950s, On the Verge is a play that is both joyfully feminist as well as a masterpiece of rhythm and word. It has become one of Overmyer's most popular works, due to its heightened, dynamic interplay of language and the smart, comic insight into nineteenth century women and culture.

    Post-performance talkbacks and other related events will take place during the course of the run of the production; information about them can be found at www.centralsquaretheater.org.

    Central Square Theater

    450 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA 02139

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    General Day and Time Info:
    Performances are Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 PM, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM, with matinees on Sundays at 3 PM.

    Phone: (866) 811-4111

    Accessibility Information: Currently, no accessibility information is available for this event.

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