‘On the Verge’ to open Auburn University Theatre’s 100th anniversary season

On The Verge
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University Theatre in the College of Liberal Arts opens its 2013-2014 season with Eric Overmeyer’s comedy “On the Verge; or, The Geography of Yearning” directed by Daydrie Hague and premiering Thursday, Sept. 26, on the mainstage of the Telfair Peet Theatre.

The show runs Sept. 26-28 and Oct. 1-4 at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee performance Sept. 29 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online at www.auburnuniversitytheatre.org or by phone at (334) 844-4154. Tickets are free to students and $15 for the general public.

“On the Verge” opens in 1888 as Alex, Fannie and Mary, three Victorian lady travelers, explore the unknown, uncharted territory of “Terra Incognita.” Armed with machetes, butterfly nets and watercolors, the ladies take a journey through space and time in a celebration of adventure, curiosity and courage.

“As the ladies travel through the uncharted reaches of Terra Incognita, they find their ‘imaginations are sculpting the landscape,’ and that they are discovering language that both shapes and communicates that experience,” Hague said. “Language and its shifting meanings becomes a vehicle for exploring liberation, imagination, oppression, consumerism, popular culture, fashion, conformity and character.”

“On the Verge” features scenic and lighting design by Fereshteh Rostampour, costume design by Tracy Oleinick and sound design by Kelly Walker. Cast members include Daley Browning, Anna Caudle, Jordan Lunstead, AnnaClaire Walker and Blake Willoughby.

The 2013-2014 season of Auburn University Theatre marks the 100th anniversary of theatre on the Auburn University campus. In 1913, the first stage company, Auburn Footlights, formed as a student organization and following World War I, penned the name Auburn Players. AU Players continues to this day as the student organization supporting faculty-led productions of Auburn University Theatre. The 2013-2014 season will be marked with a variety of centennial celebrations.

(Written by Kelly Walker.)

Contact: Linda Bell, Department of Theatre, (334) 844-4748 (bellin@auburn.edu),
Mike Clardy, Office of Communications and Marketing, (334) 844-9999, (clardch@auburn.edu)