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College: Fine Arts

Travel Through Time with UK Theatre's 'On the Verge'

Published: Dec 6, 2012

 

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 6, 2012) — Travel through time and place with the University of Kentucky Department of Theatre's production of "On the Verge (Or the Geography of Yearning)." This family friendly quirky comedy runs through Dec. 9, at the Guignol Theatre.

 

Audiences of "On the Verge," by Eric Overmyer, explore history, language and innovation through time travel with three women explorers from the Victorian era. From the 19th century to 1955, the future unfolds through twisting and turning escapades through the jungle, Himalayas and 1950s America. Hilarity ensues as the women discover new times, beings and places with pop culture references.

 

Based on Overmyer's 1980s play, UK Theatre's production even goes one step further than the original work foreshadowing language of today and including an ensemble of iPod people added to the production by Director Russell Henderson, associate professor of acting and voice.

 

The veteran cast of UK Theatre's "On the Verge" includes junior Maggie Howell, as Mary; senior Madison McGhee, as Alex; senior Abby Sheridan, as Fanny; and senior  Michael Sheehy, who takes on all the comedy's male roles. The iPod ensemble is comprised of sophomore Isaiah DaSilva-Schmitt, junior Katye Heim, freshman Joshua Randal Price and freshman Lauren Ward. Freshman Haley Goode is serving as assistant director, junior Cheyenne Holbert is serving as stage manager, and junior Vanessa Dickey is serving as assistant stage manager.

 

"On the Verge" takes the stage 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 6-8, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for students. To reserve tickets, call the Singletary Center for the Arts ticket office at (859) 257-4929, visit online at www.scfatickets.com, or buy in person at the ticket office.

 

The UK Department of Theatre at UK College of Fine Arts has played an active role in the performance scene in Central Kentucky for more than 100 years. Students in the program get hands-on training and one-on-one mentorship from a renowned professional theatre faculty. The liberal arts focus of their bachelor's degree program is coupled with ongoing career counseling to ensure a successful transition from campus to professional life.

 

For more information on "On the Verge (Or the Geography of Yearning)" or any other upcoming production, contact the UK Department of Theatre at (859) 257-3297 or uktheatre@uky.edu.

 

 

MEDIA CONTACT: Whitney Hale, (859) 257-8716 or whitney.hale@uky.edu

 

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