Friday, April 29, 2011

may 4-7 | on the verge | frank nickel, kerri norris

Frank is our production manager at PT, and you've seen him onstage in Side Show (coming up in two weeks!). Well, he's also in three (!) other theatre companies, one of which (Shadows & Dreams) also features PT regular Kerri Norris - Jesus Hopped The 'A' Train, Refuge Of Lies, You Can't Take It With You. Up next...

On The Verge (Or The Geography of Yearning)
by Eric Overmyer
The Havana Theatre | 1212 Commercial Drive
May 4 5 6 7 | 8pm
Tickets $15 at the door
To reserve a seat or for more information call 604 515-0704

Directed by Nicole DesLauriers
Featuring: Patricia Johnson-Brooke, Frank Nickel, Kerri Norris and Kathleen Pollard

In 1888, three experienced American lady adventurers armed with umbrellas, a picnic and pith helmets, set out on their greatest trek that takes them through the wilds of the jungle, the mountain heights of the Himalayas and through time itself.

"Blending Tom Stoppard's limber linguistics with the historic overview of a Thornton Wilder, Mr Overmyer takes his audience on a mirthful safari, spinning into time travel. Three `sister sojourners', each a prototypical Victorian lady explorer, equipped with dialog as pithy as their helmets, thwack their machetes through the wilderness while telling tales of past jaunts among the natives. Heroines to their heart, the explorers can accommodate themselves to any emergency (natural or man-made). A frolicsome jaunt through a continuum of space, time, history, geography, feminism and fashion, Mr Overmyer's cavalcade is on the verge of becoming a thoroughly serendipitous journey.”
Mel Gussow, The New York Times

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