The Edge of the World

Virago Theatre Co. stages World Premiere of Miles Pawski’s THE EDGE OF THE WORLD. 

From June 22 – July 2, Virago Theatre Company will present their world premier at Potrero Stage.

At a desolate campground in Oregon, two desperate families are driven over the edge by greed, secrets, and desire.  It’s a timely tale of illegal immigrants suddenly caught on the radar and how the quest for survival leads to ill-advised actions, treachery, and more. This immersive production will pull you into a strange and violent world where vision is nearsighted and moral compasses drift around the dial.

THE EDGE OF THE WORLD is directed by Robert Paine and features the following cast:

Donnie Duggan                             Matt Monaco
Marzipan “Marzi” Duggan          Sophie Blackburn
Tommy Duggan                            Lucas Hernandez
Lido Franks                                   Garth Petal*
Celia Franks                                  Jamella Cross

*Actors Equity Association

Show Times and Tickets

What:  The Edge of the World by Miles Pawski
Where:  Potrero Stage (formerly Thick House), 1695 18th Street, San Francisco 94107.
Opens: Thursday, June 22, 8:00 pm
Runs: June 22-July 2. Thurs-Fri-Sat 8:00 pm, Sundays 2:00 pm.  Sunday, Jul 25 2:00pm & 8:00 pm; Wednesday, June 28 at 8:00 pm
Tickets: Preferred Seating – $46; General Admission – $31; Students w. valid ID – $16
Running Time: 2 hours one intermission
Questions? 510-865-6237;

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Miles Pawski (Playwright) is the author of several plays, including Swat, Parole, Blue Bloody Murder, A Santa Story, Plan B, and Heartbeat.  His novels include Where the Worm Dies Not and Meglin, both in the fantasy-horror genre.  Like his award-winning black and white photographs, his plays are sharp-edged and finely delineated images that reflect a desire to show the reality at the surface, while posing questions for the underlying meaning.

Robert Paine (Director) is the Artistic Director and founding member of Virago Theatre Co. Robert wrote and directed An Original Christmas Carol for the Altarena Playhouse, Frankenstein, the Modern Prometheus for the 2001 San Francisco Fringe, and Alice for Alameda Children’s Theatre. He directed Orphans, The Death of Ayn Rand, Zombie Vixens from Hell – The Musical, Mankind’s Last Hope, La Boheme, Madama Butterfly and Crooked for Virago. As an actor, he’s performed with Portland Center Stage, Tygres Heart Shakespeare Co., Shakespeare in the Parks, San Jose Stage Co., Shakespeare at Stinson, Stark Raving Theatre, 450 Geary and others. He performed in Italy with Shakespeare et Firenze as Banquo in Macbeth and Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Other roles include Richard in The Lady’s Not for Burning and Roger in the world premiere of The Hermit Bird.

Sophie Blackburn (Marzi Duggan) Ms. Blackburn is an experienced film, television actor, model, and voiceover talent.

Jamella Cross (Celia Franks) Ms. Cross is a Bay Area actor who appeared as Laney Water in Virago Theatre Company’s production of Catherine Trieschmann’s Crooked.

Lucas Hernandez (Tommy Duggan) Mr. Hernandez is currently studying for his bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts and has been performing since childhood.

Matt Monaco (Donnie Duggan) Monaco is a San Francisco-based actor. Past productions include One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Glengarry Glen Ross.

Garth Petal (Lido Franks) Mr. Franks has been seen in The Hypnotist, Violent Jake, and as Petruchio in Virago Theatre Co’s production of The Taming of the Shrew. He is a member of Actors Equity.