Rice Theatre 2021 Fall Production

On The Verge, or, The Geography of Yearning
Written by: Eric Overmyer
Directed by: Emily Wells

October 8th & 9th at 8:00pm
October 10th at 3:00pm
Livestream link available for Oct. 8th performance: HERE

“On The Verge” is a magical journey of three Victorian female explorers who venture into Terra Incognita, only to find their excursion taking them to unexpected places. Mary, Alex and Fanny travel into new lands as well as new times, with their own new terms and new technology.

A yeti and a troll are among the characters the intrepid trio meets while encountering mysterious artifacts like egg beaters and dirigibles. The play is a romping meditation on the outer and inner frontiers of the human condition, with lyrical and hilarious dialogue and imagery that’s both beautiful and surreal.

The production will be directed by Emily Wells, the senior producing manager at Houston Grand Opera’s HGOco. Wells has produced many new opera commissions for HGOco including the web series “Star Cross’d.” She previously directed “Picasso at the Lapin Agile” for Rice University. Her other credits include: “The Who and the What” at Gulfshore Playhouse, “Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story” at Theatre on the Square and “Blood Brothers” at the University of Memphis.

Mark Krouskop, lecturer and production manager for the Rice Theatre Program, will be the set designer for “On The Verge.” Krouskop designed the outdoor set for Rice’s production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and the raining elevator for “Eurydice.” The costume design is by Heather Breikjern, lecturer and costume shop manager, who recently designed the Victorian world of “The Importance of Being Earnest.”

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  • Playwright or Author: Eric Overmyer
  • Directed By: Emily Wells
  • Costume Designer: Heather Breikjern
  • Set Designer: Mark Krouskop
  • Lighting Designer: 
  • Opening Date: Friday, October 8, 2021
  • Closing Date: Saturday, October 10, 2021
  • Performance Location: Hamman Hall
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