Southeastern Theatre presents “On the Verge”
Thursday, February 20, 2014
by: Rene Abadie
ON THE VERGE – Tyler Meyer, playing "The Man" makes a point to actors, from left, Kacie Barnes, Jaimee Rome and Kayla Hill at a rehearsal for Eric Overmeyer's play "On the Verge" to be presented at Southeastern Louisiana University's Vonnie Borden Theatre Feb. 25 – 28.
HAMMOND – The Southeastern Louisiana University theatre program will present Eric Overmyer's play "On the Verge" Tuesday, Feb. 25 through Friday, Feb. 28.
The performance will take place at Vonnie Borden Theatre in D Vickers Hall at 7:30 p.m. General admission tickets are $10; $5 for Southeastern faculty and staff, seniors, and non-Southeastern students; and Southeastern students are admitted free with ID.
Written in 1986, "On the Verge" follows the adventures of three Victorian women as they make their way to a new and unchartered land, "Terra Incognita." The Southeastern Theatre take on this play will be unique with staging unlike that of the past, according to director James Winter, associate professor of acting and directing.
"Audiences can expect to see the Vonnie Borden Theatre used in some very innovative ways as they watch this smart, funny, fast-paced adventure," Winter said.
The cast includes Southeastern students Kacie Barnes of Covington as Mary, Kayla Hill of Walker as Fanny, Jaimee Rome of Mandeville as Alex, and Tyler Meyer of Mandeville, a student at LSU, in the role of The Man.
Video effects used in the play were designed by John Atkins of Belle Chasse. Olivia Matte of Covington is co-directing the play with Winter, with Dara Calmes of Baton Rouge assisting. Stage management will be provided by Katy Truluck of Ponchatoula and Jennifer Villarrubia of Prairieville, assisted by Blake Walker of Bogalusa. Sound effects were designed by Miranda Miller of Walker, Taylor Michel of LaPlace is props master, and Rebecca Fife of Pearl River is handling costume design. Graphic design is being handled by Matt Kozel of Ponchatoula; Kayla Turner of Hammond is the dramaturg.
For more information, contact the Southeastern Theatre at (985) 549-2115.