Wingspan Theatre Company presents On The Verge or The Geography of Yearning
WingSpan Theatre Company will present On The Verge or The Geography of Yearning by Eric Overmyer. Overmyer is one of the most imaginative and inventive playwrights of the 20th Century. In this play, he takes the audience on a mirthful journey through space, time, history, geography, feminism, and fashion.
Three Victorian lady travelers - Mary, Fanny, and Alexandra, take it upon themselves to explore “the mystery of things” and set out for “Terra Incognita” and soon discover the future. These intrepid trekkers pass through a jungle bejeweled with artifacts of the yet to come, hack through history’s underbrush, sojourn with cannibals, bridge-guarding trolls, gas station attendants and night club crooners. Along the way, they explore language, imagination and, most of all, the human desire to wander unmapped places both inside and outside ourselves. What is it that calls us on to discover the new and strange and incorporate it into what we are by making it part of what we do and know? Each of us live every moment of every day “on the verge.” The reason we find for continuing the journey is rife with the geography of our own yearnings.