On the Verge,
or The Geography of Yearning

By Eric Overmyer
Directed by James Bohnen
May 15 — June 1, 2008

Brave, willing, and yearning to see it all, three women explorers enthusiastically begin their trek to Terra Incognita in 1888, only to discover that they are adrift in time. Overmyer crafts a linguistic labyrinth for his heroines as they navigate through uncharted territory populated with pop culture and possibility.


“…Remy Bumppo’s hands, [On The Verge] proves an affirming, literate take on the nature of time and life’s possibilities … (James) Bohnen shapes it with an uncommonly light, whimsical touch … The performances are uniformly radiant… but the ensemble standout is (Gregory Matthew) Anderson, who elevates the energy of the room each time he steps on stage. Each of his many characters is precisely drawn; it’s a ball to watch the guy work.”
-TimeOut Chicago


Production Photos


Susan Shunk- Mary
Rachel Sondag- Fanny
Liza Fernandez- Alex
Greg MatthewAnderson- Various


James Bohnen- Director
Linda Gillum- Assistant Director
Baleigh Isaacs- Production Stage Manager
Tim Morrison- Scenic Designer
Judith Lundberg- Costume Designer
Gina Patterson- Lighting Designer
Lindsay Jones- Sound Designer and Original Music
Ross Moreno- Properties Designer
Maureen Janson- Movement Coach