About Underneath the Lintel


Running time: 1 hr 30 min with no intermission

Just added - free event this Saturday!

November 16, 3:30 p.m.
Underneath the Lintel playwright Glen Berger comes to A.C.T. for a special discussion and Q&A with Lintel director Carey Perloff following the 2 p.m. performance this Saturday. Event is free for ticketholders and A.C.T. subscribers. Can't make it to the show? We'll be streaming it live online and recording it for your convenience on our Ustream channel!
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San Francisco Chronicle


“An adventure that navigates through time, geography and metaphysical realms. . . . a tour-de-force!”

“Strathairn gives a riveting performance. . . .  A show you don't want to miss.” —BroadwayWorld.com    

“Riveting! Magical and memorable. . . .  Wonderfully poignant and uplifting.” —S.F. Examiner

"A theatrical miracle . . . a cosmic puzzle that makes The Da Vinci Code seem like a game of
hide-and-seek" —Variety

“A seductive evening of intensely personal storytelling.” MyCulturalLandscape.com

"[Filled with] intelligent writing and quirky humor" —Los Angeles Times

Academy Award nominee David Strathairn (Lincoln; Good Night, and Good Luck; Scorched at A.C.T.) returns in the captivating solo drama Underneath the Lintel. In this riveting ghost story, an eccentric librarian finds a weather-beaten book in a return bin—and discovers that it is 113 years overdue. Sparked by a message left in its margins, he sets off on a quest to unravel the secrets of the book and the person who borrowed it. From the hallways of his library, he follows a chain of clues that spans the globe and dates back thousands of years. With astonishing twists and turns, Underneath the Lintel is a magical piece of storytelling that draws us into an unforgettable odyssey that is both "powerfully human and ultimately sublime" (Variety).