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On the Verge by Eric Overmyer

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.’

On the Verge ran October 11-13, 15, 16, 2013, in the MainStage Theater.

Director: Heidi Winters Vogel