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Strayer-Wood Theatre to present 'On the Verge (or The Geography of Yearning)'

February 8, 2011

Traci Gaydos, marketing director, Strayer-Wood Theatre, 319-273-6387,

RM Decker, assistant director of marketing, Strayer-Wood Theatre,

Stacey Christensen, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,


CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Strayer-Wood Theatre and the University of Northern Iowa Department of Theatre will present "On the Verge (or The Geography of Yearning)" by Eric Overmyer at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 24, through Saturday, Feb. 26, and Thursday, March 3, through Saturday, March 5. Performances will also be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 27, and Sunday, March 6.

"On the Verge," described by one New York Times critic as "a frolicsome jaunt through a continuum of space, time, history, geography, feminism and fashion," is the story of a trio of female Victorian-era explorers who embark on a journey that takes them into Terra Incognita – the last undiscovered, unexplored piece of the globe. Trekking through landscapes that resemble the highest peaks of the Himalayas and the darkest corners of the rainforest, the ladies eventually find themselves not only traveling the globe, but also traveling through time.

The production is directed by Cynthia Goatley, professor of theatre performance; costumes are designed by Amy S. RohrBerg, associate professor of theatre design & production. The scenery is designed by Leonard Curtis, associate professor of theatre design & production; the lighting is designed by Michael F. Brown, senior theatre design & production major. Chelsea Clegg, junior theatre performance-acting major, designed the hair and make up; the stage is managed by Kylie Weitz, junior theatre design and production major.

Tickets are $16 general admission and free for UNI students with their uCard. Tickets can be purchased at the Strayer-Wood Theatre lobby box office between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and one hour before curtain time.

For more information, call the Strayer-Wood Theatre box office at 319-273-6381 or visit