Both touching and hilarious, Women on the Verge is a story about women and the men who pursue them... finding them, losing them, needing them and rejecting them. Based on the film by Pedro Almodóvar, the book is by Jeffrey Lane, with music and lyrics by David Yazbek. At the center is Pepa, whose friends and lovers are blazing a trail through 1980s Madrid. Along with Pepa, there’s her missing (possibly philandering) lover, Ivan; his ex-wife of questionable sanity, Lucía; their son, Carlos; Pepa’s friend, Candela, and her terrorist boyfriend; a power-suited lawyer; and a taxi driver who dispenses tissues, mints and advice in equal proportion. Mayhem and comic madness abound, balanced by the empathy and heart that are trademarks of Almodóvar’s work. The Mercyhurst Theatre Program presents the show for four performances Oct. 25-27, Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m., in Taylor Little Theatre. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students/youth. Visit miac.mercyhurst.edu or call the box office at 814-824-3000 to purchase tickets.