TheatreSquared will debut Glen Berger’s one-man mystery “Underneath the Lintel” on Friday, Feb. 26 at the Studio Theatre inside Nadine Baum Studios.
The play tells the story of a librarian and his quest to solve the mystery of a book that is returned 113 years overdue. Armed with only a dry cleaning ticket and the initial “A.”, he discovers a trail of crumbs that leads through Germany, Australia, the U.S. and China, and solving the mystery becomes his singular obsession.
“It’s the kind of brilliant comic-mystery that any playwright would aspire to create—intimate, mind-bending and richly satisfying,” said TheatreSquared artistic director Robert Ford. “This show falls really close to the heart of what we love about theatre. (It’s) a little off center, a little eccentric for our audience, but it’s a really sweet, lovely piece.”
Shana Gold of Lincoln Center Directors Lab will direct the show, and Craig MacDonald, a veteran of more than 150 productions in his native New York and on stages around the country, will interpret the role of the librarian.
The show will run for three weeks beginning on Feb. 26 through March 14. A full schedule of performances of Underneath the Lintel can be found at theatresquared.org.