One of the most interesting mysteries Iâ€™ve ever seen, "Underneath the Lintel" opens Feb. 20 at the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre â€“ and it should be a hot ticket in Milwaukee.
The one-man show features James Ridge, who has been in Milwaukee occasionally and has been a stand-out at American Players Theatre in spring Green.
In "Underneath the Lintel," a puzzling mystery begins when a Dutch librarian discovers a surprise in the overnight return slot â€¦ a travel guidebook that is 113 years overdue! The man, who has never left his native town of Hoofddorp, grows determined to track down the offender. As he travels around the world on his obsessive search, he finds himself on a journey that not only unlocks ancient mysteries, but moves him to new revelations.
Glen Bergerâ€™s "Underneath the Lintel" opened Off-Broadway in 2001 and ran for more than 450 performances. It was named one of Time Out New York's 10 best plays of 2001. It has had 150 productions worldwide in eight countries.
"Underneath the Lintel" is the final production in the "Exploring Jewish Voices" series, which is a collaboration between MCT, Jewish Museum Milwaukee and the Jewish Community Center.
MCTâ€™s 2012-13 season features two other plays by prominent Jewish playwrights: "A Thousand Clowns" by Herb Gardner and "Collected Stories" by Donald Margulies.
The three groups have partnered to provide additional education and outreach opportunities including pre-show "ViewPoints" lectures and Jewish Community Ticket performances.
"Underneath the Lintel" will be performed in MCT's Studio Theatre in the Broadway Theater Center at 158 N. Broadway. Tickets and information are available at MCTâ€™s website, chamber-theatre.com.
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