• ATLANTIC BEACH EXPERIMENTAL THEATRE
2015-2016 | SEASON 24

On The Verge or The Georgraphy of Yearning

ON THE VERGE

or The Geography of Yearning

MAY 6 7 13 14 15 20 21 22 | FRI & SAT 8PM  SUN 2PM 

by Eric Overmyer

directed by  CARYL BUTTERLEY
choreographed movement by OLIVIA TILLOTSON
stage manager: BETSY TOTTEN DARNELL

COMEDY | A celebration of imagination, language, history, and pop culture, this is the story of three Victorian women explorers, each with their own specialty, who set off in 1888 to chart Terra Incognita, an unknown and mysterious land. Intelligent, intrepid, and inquisitive, they long for discovery of that which is greater than their own world while still maintaining some sense of gentlewoman decorum. Eventually they reach civilization again, having arrived back in America in 1955!


Take a trip to ABET – this production should not be missed.. Overmyer’s script is a gem — well written, witty and filled with wordplay… It’s hard to imagine a better trio to play the roles of Mary, Fanny and Alexandra than Sinda Nichols, Karen Overstreet and Olivia Gowan. The three women exude their characters’ strength and femininity while flawlessly delivering Overmyer’s rich and metaphoric script. Their spirited discussions with each other are a delight. Actor Lucas Hopper, featured as eight different zany and amusing characters throughout the show, delivers energetic and memorable performances. | READ FULL REVIEW
− Tamara McClaran, BUZZ
The three explorers Mary (Sinda Nichols), Fanny (Karen Overstreet), and Alexandra (Oliva Gowan), begin their trip in 1888, dressed in floor-length period dresses and pith helmets, and armed with umbrellas… All three are well-known performers with impressive credits on our local stages. They are truly very funny… The set, by Anne Roberts, was fabulous, one of the best and most intriguing we’ve ever seen, with mountains and valleys in the background, covered with fabric simulating mist. | READ FULL REVIEW
− Dick Kerekes & Leisla Sansom, EU Jacksonville
photography by SUSAN J ROCHE
On The Verge or The Georgraphy of Yearning
On The Verge or The Georgraphy of Yearning
On The Verge or The Georgraphy of Yearning
On The Verge or The Georgraphy of Yearning
On The Verge or The Georgraphy of Yearning
On The Verge or The Georgraphy of Yearning
On The Verge or The Georgraphy of Yearning
On The Verge or The Georgraphy of Yearning
On The Verge or The Georgraphy of Yearning
On The Verge or The Georgraphy of Yearning
On The Verge or The Georgraphy of Yearning
On The Verge or The Georgraphy of Yearning
THE CAST .
Sinda Nichols
SINDA NICHOLS
as Mary
Karen Overstreet
KAREN OVERSTREET
as Fanny
Olivia Gowan
OLIVIA GOWAN
as Alexandra
Luas Hopper
LUCAS HOPPER
as Alphonse +
PRODUCTION TEAM .

director: CARYL BUTTERLEY
choreographed movement: OLIVIA TILLOTSON
stage manager / lighting and sound tech: BETSY TOTTEN DARNELL
backstage managers: JANELLE M ROSKO JONES and LORA CHRISTL
costume design: AMY TILLOTSON
set design and scenic artist: ANNE ROBERTS
scenic artist: LORI GUADAGNO
lighting design: BRYAN FRANK
sound design: CARYL BUTTERLEY
yeti design: CHRISTOPHER COLLINSWORTH
properties: CARYL BUTTERLEY
set construction: GORDON FRANK, BRYAN FRANK, BRIAN JOHNSON, MEGANNE JOHNSON

lighting crew: GORDON FRANK
poster design: SHEPHERD
web design / social media marketing: CARYL BUTTERLEY
program: CELIA FRANK, DAGHER PRINTING
PR photography: KARMATHATRIC STUDIOS
production photography: SUSAN L ROCHE
opening night reception: AUDREY DEARBORN, THERESA ROOKEY, WALTER KRUPINSKI, KEN ROOKEY, BEV DENEEN, CAROL KALATA

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