Tom Stoppard's 1993 play has been described as "an intellectual mystery wrapped around a romance." The play moves back and forth between two centuries and explores such topics as the conflict between Neoclassicism and Romanticism; the second law of thermodynamics; fractals and chaos theory; landscape architecture; and the comic and wondrous mysteries of carnal embrace.
The cast includes faculty members from both English and Theater (Elizabeth Bleicher, Chris Holmes, Kathleen Mulligan, Kevin Murphy, Michael Twomey); a local professional actor who is also an IC alumnus (Jesse Bush); and current students from both the English and Theater departments. The reading was directed by Claire Gleitman, Professor of English. It will take place at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2nd, at the Handwerker Gallery.
On the Verge was begun in the mid-1990s by Jack Hrkach (Department of Theater) and Claire Gleitman (Department of English) to serve as an aid to discussion in dramatic literature classes, to improve the skills of student actors, and to provide an opportunity for collaborative work by faculty and students.
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