Bethany College Theatre opens its 2010-2011 season with three performances October 28-30 featuring the comedy, “On the Verge, or the Geography of Yearning” by Eric Overmeyer. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. in Burnett Center.

This story follows the exploits of Mary, Fanny and Alexandra, three intrepid 19th century American women explorers who leave both the comforts of home and the conformity of Victorian-era society to embark on a journey to Terra Incognita. This trek takes them from wind-swept ice fields to precarious precipices as well as to jungles of both the steamy and neon variety. Along the way, they encounter a fascinating gallery of characters: a famous inhabitant of the Himalayas, a German dirigible pilot named Alphonse, and the mysterious Madame Nhu, a modern-day soothsayer who dispenses her prognostications from a decidedly ancient vehicle. It is, in short, a journey that is anything but conventional.