The Attic Theater Company revives Eric Overmyer's comedy in which three Victorian sojourner sisters safari through space and time. More…
'On the Verge' tracks the time-hopping journey of three intrepid Victorian women, who venture into unknown territory in search of Terra Incognita and uncover a world stranger than they could have ever imagined. With the help of some unlikely allies, Alex, Fanny, and Mary find their place in time by bravely questioning societal norms. Part sci-fi adventure and part romp, 'On The Verge' is a witty exploration of discovery and adventure.
See it if you have a geek inside you. You like sci-fi-ish somewhat absurdist musings.Things do pick up in the 2nd act. Clear staging.
Don't see it if acting is uneven. Some writing feels dated. It's not very logical, but some of the threads to connect here and there. It's a niche play.
See it if It's a quirky show with a clever concept.
Don't see it if Too long at 2.5hrs. Too much setup in Act1. Interesting concept but dated material. Hard to relate. Kept asking "what's the point?"
See it if you're interested in a play that examines how modern/progressive values evolve over time and how people react to these shifts.
Don't see it if you can't handle a super slow pace-- it wasn't until the end of the first act that anything in this play started to come together for me.
See it if You want a unique, unpredictable story with three strong female lead characters and a big streak of silliness.
Don't see it if You need everything in a show to make complete perfect sense. You find it difficult to get into Victorian language.
See it if It's a show great for all ages but children probably wouldn't fully understand. A true piece of art that connects too you on multiple levels
Don't see it if You're a small child
See it if You like comedy, woman, sci-fi and/or VIctorian costumes! Really witty production, smart, fun and incredibly well acted and designed.
Don't see it if I can't think of any reason to not see it... it works for all ages and is easy to relate to.
See it if you're looking for a fun summer show with actors who totally embrace their roles (even as a Yeti) & great direction, costumes,&design.
Don't see it if you are looking for standard theater fare
See it if you ever wonder if you were born in the wrong time period. See this if you ever think about where America came from and where it is now.
Don't see it if You don't enjoy complex language and word play.
See it if You can overlook acting that ranges from adequate to poor. A decent, interesting offbeat play ruined by the cast (miscasting) and director.
Don't see it if You can't stand to see good writing and humor falling flat. The ensemble never clicked. The staging was clever but looked too rehearsed.