UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL By Glen Berger
at Pittsburgh Playwrights Theater
937 Liberty Ave Floor 3
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
"Would you recognize a miracle if you saw one?"
Glen Berger's Underneath The Lintel doesn't merely ponder this question, it confronts it – in the form of a library book returned 113 years overdue.
Film, television and theater actor Randy Kovitz plays a reclusive Dutch librarian, who leads us through an existential detective story, an obsessive search for the library offender that takes him out of his orderly, insular world and on a globe-trotting, possibly quixotic quest. In the process, The Librarian discovers a string of "evidences," some dating back thousands of years, finding connections to mysteries and myths, past and present, and rekindles his own dormant spirit.
Variety praised Underneath The Lintel, calling it "A theatrical miracle . . . a cosmic puzzle that makes The Da Vinci Code seem like a game of hide-and-seek" and "powerfully human and ultimately sublime
12 Peers Theater is dedicated to providing challenging and engaging theater. 12 Peers Theater will highlight social, political, and ethical issues, that exist in both classical and contemporary works. We will accomplish this by exploring myth and cultural identity, as well as by using unique and theatrically realized means; all of which strive to open a dialogue with the audience. Through this dialogue, 12 Peers Theater will focus on strengthening community and educational values.