On the Verge
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On the Verge
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On the Verge NYC Reviews and Tickets

76%
(13 Reviews)
Positive
69%
Mixed
31%
Negative
0%
Members say
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Funny, Intelligent

About the Show

The Attic Theater Company revives Eric Overmyer's comedy in which three Victorian sojourner sisters safari through space and time.

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Member Reviews (13)

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70
Interesting, Nerdy, Whimsical, Uneven

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.

60
Disappointing, Dated, Slow, Quirky

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?"

Critic Reviews (4)

Stage Buddy
June 23rd, 2016

“Without any updating from the playwright, the script’s now-31-year-old comedic anachronisms may be incomprehensible to playgoers not yet born in 1985...The women portraying the explorers are a talented and game trio, and they play well together. But the production may have worked better had older performers been cast as Mary and Fanny...Neither performer fully captures the authoritativeness, smug self-satisfaction, and keen competitiveness of these seasoned adventurers.”
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T
June 25th, 2016

"Mr. Overmyer’s language-based script becomes overburdened with alliterative plays on words and other common literary devices and – after time – waxes somewhat tiresome...Both acts are overly long and the second wobbles off base…The actors grapple with their characters in a heroic fashion and traverse their psyches with the same bravado and skill utilized in the imaginary journey...Unfortunately, there are occasions when the three capable actors seem to lose their footing."
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Edge New York
June 23rd, 2016

“A small, mostly skillful revival...Austin deftly handles each of the males that the women bump into. Possibly even better is the immensely charming and funny Kitchens...While the show's action, such as it is, starts off slowly, there is a wealth of wit in the show, and the second act is quite delightful...Be prepared for the fact that the show's first act is overlong, and it's two hours, twenty minutes with intermission. But, if you can handle that, you should have a good time.”
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Theatre is Easy
June 22nd, 2016

"A funny and challenging play by Eric Overmyer…This intellectual romp is currently being performed by an impressive cast in a revival that seems both timely and somewhat overdue…Director Laura Braza guides her actors skillfully through a complex world evoked on a modest stage…Be prepared to laugh one minute, then furrow your brow the next. This rare and groundbreaking play, concerned with history and women’s space within it, is worth the trip."
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