“Along the way, they explore
feminism, language, imagination, and most of all, the human desire to wander
unmapped places both inside and outside of ourselves,” said Rick Walters,
Viterbo faculty member and director of the production. “Audiences will enjoy
the humor of it. It’s a funny and surprising play that delights in the use of
During their journey, the
women encounter eight male characters (all played by the same actor) who
represent different aspects of masculinity as they journey from 1888 to 1955.
The Weber Center provides the actors with a more intimate performance venue
that is perfect for this production, Walters said.
“We chose On the Verge because it’s a postmodern
piece and it’s a style we haven’t delved into for a while,” Walters said. “It
has realistic characters in an unrealistic setting, and it’s a very interesting
project for student design work.”
The cast of On the Verge is Katie Carney, Joe Gay,
Katie Gehrmann, and Katey Slinger. Marie Freese is the assistant director, Alex
Connor is the set designer, Andy Krage is the lighting designer, and Abbie Cain
is the props designer. It is produced through special arrangement with Broadway
Play Publishing Inc.
Performance times are 7:30
p.m. Friday–Saturday, Nov. 15–16 and Friday–Saturday, Nov. 22–23 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17 and Sunday, Nov. 24. Visit the box
office to purchase tickets.