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Sat, Oct 23



On the Verge (or The Geography of Yearning) - Williams Park Pavilion, Antioch, IL

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On the Verge (or The Geography of Yearning) - Williams Park Pavilion, Antioch, IL

Time & Location

Oct 23, 2021, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Antioch, 400 Williams St, Antioch, IL 60002, USA


About the event

Mosaic  Players and the Antioch Public Library District will be presenting On  the Verge or The Geography of Yearning, a chimerical comedy by Eric  Overmyer (playwright and television producer/writer) on Saturday,  October 23rd at the Williams Park Pavilion in Antioch, IL.

On  the Verge follows three Victorian era female explorers as they discover  "Terra Incognita" and later realize they're actually traveling forward  through time into the 21st century. The independent and intrepid  explorers encounter eight diverse beings throughout their journeys, all  played by the same actor.

There  will be different casts available for performances. Meghan Lane and  Susie Perkowitz play Mary, a woman who considers travel her unequivocal  calling; Jennifer Drinka and Cristianna Formeller play Fanny, the most  socially, politically, and morally conservative member of the group;  Jamie Lee and Bonnie Hart play Alex, who is enthralled by new  discoveries; and Chris Riter and Josh Formeller play eight different  characters ranging from Fanny's husband, Grover, to a Yeti in the  Himalayas.

The  artistic team for On the Verge is led by Director Rebecca Zellar.  Gretchen Grassl is providing research and context as Dramaturge. Christi  Nicholson will be collaborating on costumes with the cast. Connie  Wurster is helping with props, stage design, and stage crew. The show is  Assistant Directed by Zellar's daughter, Clara Riter. The members of  the Mosaic Players will also be helping out with the show.

The  Williams Park Pavilion is located at 400 Williams Street in Antioch, IL  and the performance will be at 2 pm. All performances are free to the  public.

Please bring a chair or blanket to sit on.

If  you are interested in having a production of On the Verge brought to  you, please contact Jennifer Drinka at

Mosaic  Players, based in Antioch, Illinois, is a nonprofit 501(c)3 traveling  ensemble that creates and performs theatre focusing on social justice,  human rights, and anti-racist issues while promoting dignity, equity,  inclusion, understanding, and respect. Please visit us online at for show announcements, news, blog posts, and more about our company. We are also on facebook, twitter, and YouTube.

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