Thursday, January 26, 1989
The Michigan Daily
BY DEBRA CHESNIN
ALMOST everyone has heard of Amelia
Earhardt, the intrepid pilot of the early 20th cen-
tury. Some people have also heard of Nellie Bly,
a woman from a slightly earlier time period. Not
rmtany people, however, actually know that Nellie
Bly wasn't the wife of the Bounty's captain, but
rather a fearless explorer of the late 19th century.
On the Verge, or the geography of yearning
is about three women like Nellie Bly. They are
fearless explorers of 1888 who decide to go on an
adventurous journey. Like Earhardt, the three
women, Mary, Fanny, and Alexandra, run into
some strange and mysterious encounters in their
t search for "Terra Incognita."
As their journey progresses, they find that the
land changes. Director Ben Landman describes the
changes as going from "jungle to arctic tundra to
swamp land." They also find strange artifacts,
such as an "I like Ike" button, and use strange
language. Soon they realize that they are travel-
ling through more than just unexplored territory;
they are travelling through time.
The play depicts the women's reactions to the
discovery that they have wandered into the year
1955. "Fanny has doubts about whether all the
comforts of 1955 are really such a good thing,"
says Landman. "The other two women are very
excited about it, but Fanny is the most Victo-
The play was written by Eric Overmyer, and
the cast is comprised of three women and one
man who plays all of the people that the explor-
ers meet throughout their journey - from a yeti
(an abominable snowman), to Mr. Coffee, to an
omnipotent guru type of character. As the afore-
mentioned character names hint, this is a "light
and funny play," says managing director Linda
Kendall. "We didn't want to put on a
psychologically draining play in the deep, dark
month of January."
The focal year of the play, 1955, wasn't cho-
sen because there was something wrong with it,
but rather because it was a year that shared a lot
of similarities with 1888, explains Landman.
Landman believes that both years were times of
certainty. "There was a lot of exploration and
scientific innovation. People felt that science
could solve things. There was a lot of hope and
On the Verge is not a didactic play about the
problems of the 20th century, but rather one
about the courage and imagination of three
women as they encounter strange adventures in
the future. The character Fanny sums up the ex-
perience by saying at one point in the play, "I
have seen the future and it is slang."
ON THE VERGE will be performed at th Per-
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p.m. and Sunday at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $6
for students and seniors, $8 general admission.
DON'Y MISS IT! Artspace registration at the
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'U' Museum of Art
Hespiride by Andri Masson is+
the Museum of Art's surrealist
BY USHA TUMMALA
W HAT are you really thinking?
Most people have no idea. If you
want to know more about your inner
being, you can explore your
subconscious visually in the new
Surrealist Print exhibit at the Uni-
versity's Museum of Art.
Surrealism, which began initially
as a literary movement in the 1920's,
is based on Freudian principles. Sur-
realists attempt to materialize the ir-
rational and actual processes of
thought, and explore fantasy and
The exhibit includes the prints of
prominent Surrealists such as Max
See Prints, Page 8,
one of the prints featured in
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