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Lake Villa

On the Verge (or the Geography of Yearning) by Eric Overmyer - Parkman Pavilion

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On the Verge (or the Geography of Yearning) by Eric Overmyer - Parkman Pavilion

Time & Location

Sep 04, 2021, 2:00 PM – Sep 05, 2021, 5:00 PM

Lake Villa, 2200 Grass Lake Rd, Lake Villa, IL 60046, USA

About the event

Mosaic  Players will be presenting On the Verge or The Geography of Yearning, a  chimerical comedy by Eric Overmyer (playwright and television  producer/writer) on Saturday, September 4th, and Sunday, September 5th  at Lindenhurst Park District's Parkman Pavilion.

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 for both 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.

Parkman  Pavilion is located at 2200 Grass Lake Road in Lake Villa, IL and the  performances will be at 2 pm. The performances are free to the public  with a suggested donation of $20.00.  If you would like to donate to the  Mosaic Players, please visit

Seating  is limited, so please contact Rebecca Zellar at or 773-610-9249 to reserve your space.

Please bring a chair or blanket to sit on for the Parkman Pavilion performances.

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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