Spellbinding One Man Show
Underneath the Lintel: An Impressive Presentation of Lovely Evidences
The Theatre Gym
Underneath the Lintel is a noble ode to faith, love, and religion. A librarian retells his story of finding a 123 year old book in the overnight slot, and how it brought about a lifelong journey of mystery and enlightenment to find the person who returned it.
I was a little hesitant to see a play that wasn't in a traditional theater, but the venue turned out to be a perfect place for a play of this nature. St. Mary's church is such an atmospheric place, which really helps to set a mood for the play itself. The set is a chalkboard, table, a chair, projector, and projection screen. The rest of the set is the beautiful scenery of the church. Also, every set piece, prop, song, and slide was very authentic and convincing.
The actor playing the librarian, Kevin Fewell, does a fantastic job of playing such an eccentric character. He displays a vast array of emotions, from humorous to depressing. This being my first time seeing a one man show, I was uncertain whether it would be able to keep my interest. However, I was blown away by how enthralling it was. Kevin did a great job of staying energetic throughout the show and keeping me entertained.
Art Suskin chose quite a play, and did a wonderful job of directing. My hat tips to you, sir.
This is a gem of a play, and I recommend it to anyone who loves theater. For those of you that are uncertain because it's a one man show, I urge you to see it anyway. And for those of you uncertain to see a play that isn't in a traditional theater, take the risk! You'll love the view. You'll laugh, you'll cry, and it will definitely keep you thinking after it's over. Don't miss out!