On the Verge or the Geography of Yearning
directed by John Grabowski
On the Verge begins in 1888 with three fiercely independent explorer ladies as they embark on an adventure that will include not only the darkest of jungles and Himalayan peaks but the brave and exhilarating new world 1955 America. Mr. Overmyer arms his heroines with essentials such as pith helmets, rhinestone tiaras, butterfly nets, parasols and egg beaters, as they leave Victorian America behind to seek out unknown land -- Terra Incognita. But as they journey thru the jungles of Terra Incognita, strangely melodic words and phrases begin to inexplicably pop out of their mouths: "I like Ike," "Cool Whip," "Mustard Gas," "Mrs. Butterworth," "Burma Shave." Along their sojourns, only adding to the strangeness, they encounter unlikely characters such as Alfonse, a friendly cannibal; a Beat-poetry spouting actor; a lounge-singing casino owner; a mysterious white-suited stranger known only as Mr. Coffee and even a baby Yeti. As the women traverse the geography of yearning, they discover within themselves a powerful yearning for the future.
1/30/2008 at 8:00pm