Travel to the unknown land of Terra Incognita in Red Curtain Foundation’s production of “On the Verge, or the Geography of Yearning” by Eric Overmyer.
The eccentric comedy, set in 1888, centers on three women of the Victorian era exploring and fighting their way through dense jungles in confining corsets and skirts.
Along the way they encounter a series of unfamiliar objects, find themselves using words and phrases they can’t explain. They run into people wearing odd clothes that speak of strange machines, like dirigibles and choppers.
They eventually discover they are traveling through time.
The play was first produced in 1985 and is an “intellectual romp through American politics and popular culture offers a humorous glance at our past, present and future,” according to a press release.
It features three women — Lydia O’Day, Kathleen Sasnett and Yvonne Velez — who play the characters Mary, Fanny and Alex.
One man, David Henry, takes on eight different roles, including a guide through the wilds of Terra Incognita.
Sherry Penoyer is the director.
If you go
“On the Verge, or the Geography of Yearning” is showing through March 18 at the Red Curtain Arts Center, 9315 State Ave. Suite J, Marysville.
Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets, available online at brownpapertickets.com, are $18 for adults, $15 for students, military personnel and seniors (62 and older) and $7 for ages 12 and under.
Tickets can also be purchashed by phone 360-322-7402 or in-person at the arts center between 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
Visit www.redcurtainfoundation.org for more information.