ON THE VERGE

Genre: Comedy
by Eric Overmyer, Directed by Portia Krieger, produced by 20% Theatre Company

On the Verge is the story of three intrepid Victorian lady explorers venturing forth into Terra Incognita, only to find that Terra Incognita is pushing them through time as well as space. Encountering yetis, cannibals, jungles and ice fields, these three women discover that the future is now. Overmyer's hilarious wordplay and realm of pure imagination is sure to enchant and seduce the audience.

Overmyer's On the Verge features actors Julie Baber, Cliff Campbell, Nina Morrison, and Johanna Weller-Fahy. Nytheatre.com's reviewer Richard Hinojosa states that in WOW Café Theatre's Sonofabitch Stew "...it is Julie Baber, as the narrator, who steals the night. Her performance is flawless." Baber also performed in Austin Pendleton's The Children's Hour, and Pendleton states, "Julie is an amazing actress, as gifted and, more important, accomplished as anyone her age I've worked with. You've got to see her." Nytheatre.com reviewer Akia Squitieri states that Cliff Campbell "...has smart comedic timing and knows just when to pull back and when to push forward ...."

Designers and production team include director Portia Krieger, assistant director Joey Delbuono, stage manager Ashley Kosier, costume designer Denise Maroney, set designer Leslie Delavan, lighting designer Scott Needham, and sound designer Louis Igoe. Amanda Charlton from Williamstown Theatre Festival states that Portia Krieger is "...inventive, imaginative, and in constant search of that which best serves the story of the play." Ron Russell, the Director and Founding Producer of EPIC Theatre Center states that Krieger is "...a director whose potential is limited only by the quality of the community in which she works."

The WOW Cafe Theatre is located at 59 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and the Bowery. Tickets for all shows are $15 and can be reserved by calling 212-777-4280 or emailing kentcollinspress@gmail.com. Tickets can only be purchased with cash at the door. The theatre is accessible by taking the 6 train to Astor Place or the F to 2nd Avenue. Inquire about elevator access.

Open:   05/17/07
Close:   06/08/07

Schedule:
8pm
May 17-19, 24-26, 31, June 2, 7, and 8
Theater:   Wow Cafe
Address:   59 E 4th Street
New York, NY
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Cost:$15.00
Presented by: 20% Theatre Company         Official Web Site: www.twentypercent.org