Op - Heatherlynn Lane
Makeup Designer - Anthony Backman
Audio/Visual Editor - Aaron Francis
Yiddish Voice - Julie Alexander
Light Op - C.M. Gonzalez
Marketing Design - Eric Werner & Corey Klemow
Produced by Brandon Clark & Eric Werner
UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL is a gem of a one-person play, tautly written
and staged, acted with skill and intensity by Brandon Clark.
First produced in New York in 2001 (where it ran for 450 performances
off-Broadway), Berger's monologue is delivered by Clark in the guise
of a shabbily dressed, sad-sack Dutch librarian whose discovery of a
book that has been overdue for one hundred years ultimately changes
his life. Impelled by an old-fashioned sense of duty and an
unquenchable intellectual curiosity, he sets off on a quest to
discover what happened to the person who checked the book out.
Playing detective, his slightly mad but utterly believable journey
back in time takes him to London, Paris, Berlin, Beijing and the gates
of Auschwitz, leading him eventually to the conclusion that the object
of his search was none other that The Wandering Jew. The
discovery of that mythological figure's humanity is matched in impact
by the discovery of his own self-worth: although his time away from
the library costs him his job and pension, he is not a loser but a
winner, having gained his own soul and immortality.