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hiSTORYstage presents Eric Overmyer's story of three 19th century women on a journey through time, and space, all the way to 1955!
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WITH YOUR HELP, WE MADE OUR FUNDING GOAL - BUT THE JOURNEY ISN'T OVER! 

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 chimera?

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.

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    Your TICKET to our steampunk adventure! One ticket for every $18 donated. For multiple tickets, choose this reward level and contribute any multiple of 18. (for example: 2 tix = $36, 3 tix =$54, 4 tix =$72).

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    ADVENTURER'S CLUB - One ticket to the show for every $30 donated, plus a ticket to either our Victorian Tea following the performance on Sunday, July 27th, OR a ticket to our Steampunk Dance following the performance on Saturday, August 2nd.

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    ADVENTURER - A ticket to the performance of your choice, plus a souvenir pair of steampunk goggles to help you get into the act.

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    WORLD AND TIME TRAVELER - One ticket to the show for every $42 donated, plus a ticket to our Victorian Tea following the performance on Sunday, July 27th, AND a ticket to our Steampunk Dance following the performance on Saturday, August 2nd. For multiple tickets to these events, choose this reward level and contribute any multiple of $42 (for example: 2 tix for the show and parties = $84, 3 each = $126, 4 each = $168, etc.)

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    TIME TRAVELER - A ticket to the performance of your choice, plus a souvenir pair of steampunk goggles to help you get into the act. You'll also receive a signed playbill, and be invited into the house for photos with the cast thirty minutes prior the performance you attend.

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    MARY BALTIMORE - By choosing this level, you'll help to sponsor the costume for Mary Baltimore, one of the three adventuring ladies. You'll receive a ticket to the show, recognition in the program as a costume sponsor, and a photograph (to be delivered digitally) with your sponsored actor, in costume, following the performance. Your sponsored actor will also have a commemorative gift for you, a bracelet cuff, matching the one she wore in the show.

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    FANNY CRANBERRY - By choosing this level, you'll help to sponsor the costume for Fanny Cranberry, one of the three adventuring ladies. You'll receive a ticket to the show, recognition in the program as a costume sponsor, and a photograph (to be delivered digitally) with your sponsored actor, in costume, following the performance. Your sponsored actor will also have a commemorative gift for you, a steampunk necklace and earring set, matching the one she wore in the show.

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    ALEXANDRA CAFUFFLE - By choosing this level, you'll help to sponsor the costume for Fanny Cranberry, one of the three adventuring ladies. You'll receive a ticket to the show, recognition in the program, and a photograph (to be delivered digitally) with your sponsored actor, in costume, following the performance. Your sponsored actor will also have a commemorative gift for you, a steampunk choker, matching the one she wore in the show.

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    ALPHONSE - By choosing this level, you'll help to sponsor the costume for Alphonse. You'll receive a ticket to the show, recognition in the program as a costume sponsor, and a photograph (to be delivered digitally) with your sponsored actor, in costume, following the performance. Your sponsored actor will also have a commemorative gift for you, old fashioned aviator goggles, matching the one he wore in the show.

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    GROVER CRANBERRY - By choosing this level, you'll help to sponsor the costume for Grover Cranberry. You'll receive a ticket to the show, recognition in the program as a costume sponsor, and a photograph (to be delivered digitally) with your sponsored actor, in costume, following the performance. Your sponsored actor will also have a commemorative gift for you, a steampunk monocle, matching the one he wore in the show.

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    THE JOURNEY - Join the adventure! Receive two tickets to the show, two signed playbills, photos with the cast thirty minutes prior to the show, plus a special gift.

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