Possum Point Players...
On The Edge

ON THE EDGE (OTE) is an experimental affiliate of Possum Point Players, established in 1999 for the purpose of generating and providing boundary-pushing and risk-taking theatre in the southern DE area. In 1999, Possum Point Players created the "ON THE EDGE" experience for the purpose of providing "risk-taking" theatre to our public and volunteers. Possum Point Players ON THE EDGE creates, produces and/or performs theatrical works that allow those involved to take risks in their desired art form. Those risks are taken to teach, to stretch and to enlighten and/or entertain the actors, audience and other participants.

As we look to revitalize OTE, we hope to build an artistic network of performers, creators, visionaries, observers, explorers, and intellectuals who are hungry to engage in script analysis and discoveries - all with the intent of finding a greater understanding of our ever-changing and constantly expanding theatrical landscape.

The name suggests we do work that is: 1.) precarious, dangerous, or risky, whatever that means. It also implies: 2.) fringe: new or unseen - perhaps even “Avant Garde.” Finally it suggests work that is: 3.) riveting, keeps you guessing and is thrilling as in —“on the edge of your seat”.

ON THE EDGE meets regularly every Thursday evening (except the first Thursday of the month) at 7:00pm at Possum Point Players to read plays that would not typically be produced within community theatre with the purpose of dissecting them, challenging them, and ultimately, mounting full-fledged productions of them.

On the Edge seeks to produce bold and innovative works that can, more often than not, contain mature themes. This includes profane language, violence, sexual themes, and use of mature substances.
We recommend On the Edge for ages 16+.
441 Old Laurel Road - Georgetown, Delaware     /     Mailing Address: P O Box 96, Georgetown DE 19947     /     Office Phone: 302-856-3460
TICKETLINE: 302-856-4560     /     EMAIL:  mail@possumpointplayers.org

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AUGUST 20 & 21, 2021
Possum Point Players presents an
On The Edge production...

Written by Will Arbery
Directed by Logan Hunter
Assistant Directed by Braeden Swain

Friday AUG 20 at 8:00p
Saturday AUG 21 at 8:00p

Possum Hall
441 Old Laurel Rd / Georgetown DE

Melissa SpanglerJordan Kilgore
Rose MonroeDevon Spencer Lynch
Denise Baker

General Admission Tickets: $15
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It's nearing midnight in Wyoming, where four young conservatives have gathered at a backyard after-party. They've returned home to toast their mentor Gina, newly inducted as president of a tiny Catholic college. But as their reunion spirals into spiritual chaos and clashing generational politics, it becomes less a celebration than a vicious fight to be understood. On a chilly night in the middle of America, Will Arbery's haunting play offers grace and disarming clarity, speaking to the heart of a country at war with itself.

Will Arbery’s HEROES OF THE FOURTH TURNING received widespread acclaim during its World Premiere Off-Broadway run in 2019 at Playwrights Horizons, garnering the 2020 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play, the 2020 New York Critics Circle Award for Best Play, and becoming a 2020 Pulitzer Finalist for Drama. “‘Heroes’ risks a rare stage subject: Christian Conservatism. A Red-State unicorn.”
— The New York Times
-- Audience Advisory --
This play contains controversial religious
and political themes as well as profanity.
Southern Delaware Acting Opportunity for curious performers ready to hone their craft and challenge their minds…

Possum Point Players’ boundary-pushing process-oriented affiliate group ON THE EDGE [OTE] has pivoted its format to create an Actor’s Studio in the heart of Georgetown, DE. Our work focuses on putting the artist’s process at the forefront and creating a heightened understanding of the greater theatrical works (lots of new and some old).

We meet every Thursday (besides the first Thursday of the month) in the Green Room of PPPs’ Possum Hall from 7:00p - 9:30p.

BEGINNING ON Thursday JUNE 15 (and meeting again Thursday JUNE 22 & Thursday JUNE 29): We will be leading our second round of scene-work with Clare Barron’s DANCE NATION.

There will be three full sessions in the month of June where actors and artists will be invited to stretch their minds through script analysis, physical exercises and acting techniques — generating scene work with fellow creatives and workshopping scenes from some of the greatest contemporary playwrights.

CONTENT WARNING:   DANCE NATION includes mature language, content, and themes.
We recommend all artists 16+ for this round of sessions.

We will be offering a virtual option for those who are non-local.

THOSE INTERESTED are asked to contact ppp.ontheedge@gmail.com expressing your interest!
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