One night only: Underneath the Lintel

Charleston Stage Company presents a reprise of the award-winning play, Underneath the Lintel on June 20, 2010 at the WVSU Capitol Center Theatre.

This production was awarded first place honors at the West Virginia Theatre Conference, and represented West Virginia at the Southeastern Theatre Conference in March. Actor Joe Miller took home the “BEST ACTOR” award for the entire festival.

The playwright Glen Berger is an Emmy nominated screenwriter and alumnus of New Dramatists, Underneath the Lintel played for over 400 performances Off-Broadway and received the Elizabeth Sterling Award for Best Play in 2004.

A thought-provoking and compelling play, this one man production encompasses the globe and two thousand years of history in eighty minutes. An old man with a beat up leather case enters a small theatre and has just one night to demonstrate “An Impressive Presentation of Lovely Evidences”. This man is a librarian from Holland and when a travel guide is returned overdue to the library, he is astonished to note the book is 113 years overdue! What follows is a simple librarian following scraps of history through the years in an attempt to find the miscreant. A laundry claim ticket in the book leads to a pair of trousers that leads to another clue and another. He travels to London and China, then all over the world, to track down the identity of the mysterious man who, may be (or maybe not) the mythical Wandering Jew. Something as small as an overdue library book can lead to an obsession that can consume a life.

Tickets are sold at $15 each. Call (304) 766-5721 for reservations. Curtains rise at 7:30 pm.