On the Verge (or The Geography of Learning) from The Nora Theatre Co.
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The last date listed for On the Verge (or The Geography of Learning) was Sunday June 21, 2009 / 3:00pm.
Currently at Central Square Theater:
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La Marquise du Châtelet was a mathematician, a physicist and the toast of the Enlightenment. So why then is the Marquise not better known? Perhaps Voltaire put it best when he said du Châtelet was "a great man whose only fault was being a woman." Now, Emilie: La Marquise du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight, the brilliant play from Lauren Gunderson (Leap), resurrects this fascinating personality. Brought back from the dead, Emilie is determined to answer the questions that haunted her dying moments on Earth: "Was I right?" and "Was I loved?" As she travels back in time to revisit key moments in her scientific and emotional journeys, the full extent of her remarkably prescient legacy is revealed in this smart, surprising and sexy portrait of a true genius. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Georgie
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(This review was written by a friend I bought the tickets for who lives near Boston.)
"We saw On the Verge yesterday. Very cute set up. Small theater in the round. Seating would probably hold 100-150. House yesterday was 50, I counted everyone. The play was a tad slow in the first act, but picked up greatly in the second act and was really funny. Three ladies and one man. The guy was fabulous, always coming on stage as a different man in a different era. He did a good job. The ladies were equally good, funny and very serious at moments."
Eric Overmyer’s vividly imaginative On the Verge (or The Geography of Yearning) follows the adventures of three fiercely independent Victorian women explorers as they spin through time from 1888 to 1955. As they embark on their trek to an unknown land, it becomes apparent that they are not on an ordinary expedition. While traversing the geography of yearning, they discover within themselves a powerful pull towards the future, absorbing knowledge while they travel through time. Through their encounters with a kaleidoscope of unlikely characters, they satisfy their need for adventure in a journey of wildly unpredictable discovery.
About the Ticket Supplier: Central Square TheaterThe Central Square Theater is home to Underground Railway Theater (URT) and The Nora Theatre Company, two professional theater companies with a combined track record of over 48 years of excellence.
URT has a 29 year history of connecting high quality professional theater with communities, performing new plays for young audiences, families and adults, and teaching through its rigorous education programming. Combining actors, puppetry and music, URT reaches out to and engages diverse audiences with performances of great beauty and compelling social content.
During The Nora's 19 years, audiences and the media have recognized it for its exceptionally high quality work. Mission-driven to bring cutting-edge, thought- provoking, and contemporary productions to New England audiences, The Nora has introduced local audiences to Boston, New England, and/or world premieres.