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Press Release: Mosaic Players Presents On the Verge or The Geography of Yearning by Eric Overmyer

Updated: Aug 3




Mosaic Players Contact: Rebecca Zellar - rebecca.zellar@mosaicplayers.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 23, 2021 Mosaic Players to Start Live Performances in Lake County, IL with Production of On the Verge or The Geography of Yearning by Eric Overmyer Antioch, IL - On the Verge or The Geography of Yearning, a chimerical comedy by Eric Overmyer (playwright and television producer/writer), will kick off their Fall Tour 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 are two casts available for performances throughout the next few months. 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 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.

On the Verge will be opening up the Fall Touring Season for Mosaic Players at Parkman Pavilion, located at 2200 Grass Lake Road in Lake Villa, IL on Saturday, September 4th, and Sunday, September 5th, at 2 pm. There will also be performances at the Antioch Township Center on September 25th, 26th, October 2nd, and 3rd 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 mosaicplayers.org. Seating is limited, so please contact Rebecca Zellar at rebecca.zellar@mosaicplayers.org or 773-610-9249 to reserve your space. Please bring a chair or blanket to sit on for the Parkman Pavilion performances.

Mosaic Players plan on having performances at libraries, park districts, festivals, forest preserves, churches, schools, and wherever communities would like to have a performance. More performance dates will be announced soon. If you are interested in having a production of On the Verge brought to you, please contact Jennifer Drinka at jennifer.drinka@mosaicplayers.org.

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 www.mosaicplayers.org for show announcements, news, blog posts, and more about our company. We are also on facebook, twitter, and YouTube.

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