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You can still pledge to receive rewards and tickets via our Kickstarter campaign until the campaign expires. This is the only way to receive tickets without paying taxes and service charges, and the only method by which to get the cool rewards we're offering. We can still use your help to send these three 19th century ladies to 1955!
WHO: hiSTORYstage, the theatrical production company of Historic Interpretations, Inc.
WHAT: On the Verge (Or, the Geography of Yearning) written by Eric Overmyer, creator of The Wire. Our production has been designed as a steampunk fantasy.
WHERE: North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre (NRACT) at 7713-51 Lead Mine Road in Raleigh, NC (27615)
WHEN: July 24-26 and July 31 - Aug 2 at 8:00pm. Special matinee showings at 2:00pm on July 27th and August 3rd.
HOW: Only With YOUR help can we discover Terra Incognita!
WHY: We believe that communities and individuals are strengthened with an understanding of history and the perspectives of the past. With this production, you have a unique opportunity to see 1955 through 19th century eyes!
The production, directed by Rebecca Blum, features three `sister
sojourners', each a prototypical Victorian lady explorer, equipped with
dialog as pithy as their helmets, thwacking their machetes through the
wilderness while telling tales of past jaunts among the natives. As
intrepid trekkers, they put the lie to any charge that they are
representatives of a weaker sex. Heroines to their heart, the explorers
can accommodate themselves to any emergency (natural or man-made),
although they are momentarily disoriented as they approach modern times.
In their kaleidoscopic adventure, they journey through a rain forest of
hundreds of artifacts from the future: household utensils, mechanical
contrivances, and a side-view automobile mirror that reads `Objects in
mirror may be closer than they appear'. How does one deal with such a
On The Verge comes from the pen of Eric Overmyer, best known for his writing on The Wire and HBO's Treme, which he co-created. He was honored in 2008 by the Writer's Guilde of America for Outstanding Dramatic Series in recognition for his work on The Wire.
This hiSTORYstage production stars Laura Jernigan, Whitney Griffin, Mary Forester, and Seth Blum.
Risks and challenges
With any theatrical production, technical malfunctions and actor illness are the largest risks and biggest challenges to overcome.
If any performance should need to be canceled, for any reason, you may use your reward ticket at any subsequent performance in the run of the play, or at any performance of any show later in our season.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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