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York College theatre program to present 'On the Verge' on Oct. 24 - 26

October 09, 2019
Three students act in a setting of grasses while searching for something using binoculars.

York College's theatre program will present "On the Verge, or the Geography of Yearning," a play that showcases the adventures of three women as they cross time zones and time itself, at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 24-26, and at 3 p.m. on Oct. 26, in the Waldner Performing Arts Center. Tickets are free, but reservations are recommended as seating is limited. Seating reservations are available at www.ycp.edu/theatre or by calling the box office at 717.600.3868.

Join explorers Mary (Charity Stump, senior theatre major from York), Fanny (Melanie McGeary, sophomore theatre major from York), and Alex (Kelsey Snively, senior theatre major from Roebling, N.J.), as they journey through Terra Incognita, crossing jungles, mountains, deserts, and time itself during their trek. They meet many interesting characters during their travels and find various strange artifacts like political campaign buttons, hot air balloons, and egg beaters.

The play is based on the real-life stories of women from the 1800s who went on these journeys, hoping to discover new worlds. Playwright Eric Overmyer has written and/or produced various plays and television shows, including "Homicide: Life on the Street," "Law & Order," and "The Wire." He has been nominated for three Emmy Awards, and has won one Edgar Allan Poe Award and a Writers Guild of America Award.

Director Aili Huber comes to York College from Harrisonburg, Va., where she splits her time between writing code for computer software and directing plays for the stage. She has two master's degrees in Shakespeare and Renaissance drama from the American Shakespeare Center and, along with directing "On the Verge," will be leading a Shakespeare workshop for theatre majors while in residence at the College.