Marquette University News Release

‘On the Verge (or the Geography of Yearning)’ will be presented by Marquette Theatre

October 23, 2017

Marquette Theatre will present On the Verge (or the Geography of Yearning) at the Evan P. & Marion Helfaer Theatre Nov. 9-12, and Nov. 15-19.

Eric Overmyer’s On the Verge (or the Geography of Yearning) is an exploration of finding one’s place in the world. Three Victorian women set out on their journey to conquer Terra Incognita, the last and most mysterious unexplored territory. They make their way through jungles and ice sheets, encounter a cast of interesting characters and find themselves traveling through time and space. Along the way, each woman discovers her own unique destiny. Full of lyrical and humorous dialogue alongside beautiful and surrealist imagery, On the Verge sheds light on the inner and outer frontiers of the human condition.

Tickets can be purchased online. Prices for the general public are $20. For more information, call the Helfaer Theatre Box Office at (414) 288-7504. The show will run:

  • Thursday, Nov. 9, through Saturday, Nov. 11, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 12, at 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 15 through Saturday, Nov. 18, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 19, at 2:30 p.m.

Contact Clare Peterson in the Office of Marketing and Communication at (414) 288-6195, with questions.

About Clare Peterson


Clare Peterson

Clare is a communication specialist in the Office of Marketing and Communication. Contact Clare at (414) 288-6195 or clare.peterson@marquette.edu. View all posts by .