Covenant College to present ‘On the Verge’
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ERIC OVERMYER’S “On the Verge (or, The Geography of Yearning)” will be presented by the Covenant College theater. Photo by  Christina Schuman
ERIC OVERMYER’S “On the Verge (or, The Geography of Yearning)” will be presented by the Covenant College theater. Photo by Christina Schuman
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Covenant College continues its 2013-14 theater season with “On the Verge (or, The Geography of Yearning)” by writer Eric Overmyer.

The show follows three intrepid female Victorian explorers as they travel through Terra Incognita (and eventually time) brandishing parasols, machetes and rotary egg beaters, and making astonishing, anachronistic discoveries all along the way.

Traversing wide expanses of exotic terrain, they encounter such indigenous persons as a yeti, a German-accented cannibal, a rapping leather-jacketed gorge troll, and mystery man Mr. Coffee.

Directed by Covenant professor Camille Hallstrom, “On the Verge” is a delightful romp exploring language and popular culture in the guise of high adventure, with a smattering of feminism on the side.

According to senior Kacy Polk who plays the role of Mary Baltimore, “I’m really excited to see how audiences are going to react to certain things we'll be doing onstage! The situations our characters find themselves in are so funny that we can't help but laugh when we rehearse them! However, the biggest challenge has definitely been, and will be, the dialogue our characters use throughout the play. We all adhere to a more sophisticated language, and there are so many words and phrases that aren't normally used today, that we have to make sure the audience understands.”

“On the Verge” opens with a preview performance Feb. 13 at 8 p.m., the ticket price at $5 for adults, $3 students and seniors. Show dates run Feb. 14, 15 and 21 at 8 p.m., and then February 22 at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 seniors and students. Reservations can be made by either calling 706-419-1051 or by email at: boxoffice@covenant. edu.

The show will be held in the Sanderson Auditorium at Covenant College.