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On the Verge is a comedy telling the story of three time-traveling female explorers.


Fall comedies in two theatres

The Colorado Mesa University Theatre Arts Department continues its 2014-15 season with On the Verge, by Eric Overmyer. A comedy, On the Verge tells the story of three female Victorian explorers, each with her own specialty. The trio set off in 1888 to chart Terra Incognita, an unknown and mysterious land, and unwittingly arrive in 1955 America. With cultural references from the turn of century through the 1950s, this witty play is a celebration of feminism, language, history and pop culture.

On the Verge runs Nov. 12–15 at 7:30pm in the Moss Performing Arts Center’s Robinson Theatre. November 12 is Rush Night — tickets for students are $4, tickets for faculty and staff are $5. Regular prices are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, faculty and staff and $6 for students.

The department’s first Mesa Experimental Theater production of the year is Venus in Fur, which runs at 7:30pm Oct. 30–Nov. 1. The show is directed by senior acting/directing major Colton Pratt and written by David Ives.

“Venus in Fur” is the Mesa Experimental Theatre's first performance of the year.

Venus in Fur is the Mesa Experimental Theatre’s first performance of the year.

In this comedy, an actress’ masterful performance at an audition flips the script on the director’s expectations and turns the session into a tango for dominance between actress and director. Venus in Fur is a laugh-out-loud study of the politics of sex and power. The play is rated R. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, faculty and staff and $6 for students.

Tickets for both shows are available at the box office, by calling 970.248.1604 or at

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