On the Verge
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On the Verge

On the Verge NYC Reviews and Tickets

(13 Ratings)
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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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Show-Score Member Reviews (13)

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1012 Reviews | 950 Followers
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.

541 Reviews | 489 Followers
Great acting, Unusual, Long, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

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.

124 Reviews | 27 Followers
Dizzying, Edgy, Funny

See it if you like strange little plays that have a confusing plot line.

Don't see it if You don't like confusion.

987 Reviews | 1052 Followers
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?"

44 Reviews | 10 Followers
Clever, Ambitious, Entertaining, Intelligent, Refreshing

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.

7 Reviews | 2 Followers
Epic, Masterful, Intelligent, Hilarious, Great writing

See it if Like intimate Off-Broadway experiences with an edgy plot and well produced.

Don't see it if You prefer something lighthearted and fluffy.

3 Reviews | 1 Follower
Absorbing, Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining, Intelligent

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

1 Review | 0 Followers
Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Entertaining, Intelligent

See it if you like clever, well acted shows.

Don't see it if you have a bias against retro pieces.

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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Theatre Reviews Limited
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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