Feb. 21, 2014
Venice Theatre’s Stage II presents Underneath the Lintel
Award-winning actor Jeremy Guerrero stars in another one-man show
(Venice, Florida) Venice Theatre’s next Stage II production is Underneath the Lintel. Glen Berger’s “absorbing one-man show” (New York Times) will open Thursday, March 13 in the Pinkerton Theatre and run through Sunday, March 30, 2014. Performances are at 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and at 2 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $25- $28 for adults, $10-$15 for students, and are on sale now at the theatre’s box office, online at www.venicestage.com or by phone at 941-488-1115.
Underneath the Lintel is an adventure story about a Dutch librarian on a quest to find the person who returned a book that was 113 years overdue. His search takes him around Europe, through centuries and involves many clues ending in Christian medieval folklore. Peter Ivanov directs Jeremy Guerrero in this solo role, a part that earned T. Ryder Smith a Drama Desk Award nomination as Outstanding Solo Performer and later brought popular West Wing actor Richard Schiff back to his stage roots when he took over the role in the West End production. Guerrero is no stranger to one-man shows having garnered awards for his performance in I Am My Own Wife, also at Venice Theatre. Ivanov is excited for audiences to become absorbed in the story and its symbolism.
Critical response to the play when it opened in New York in 2001 (after a short preview in Los Angeles) was positive. Anita Gates of The New York Times called Underneath the Lintel “disarmingly entertaining” and Frank Rizzo of Variety praised Berger’s playas “powerfully human and ultimately sublime.” Both reviewers compared the story to The Da Vinci Code, Rizzo commenting that [Underneath the Lintel] is a “riveting production … that makes The Da Vinci Code seem like a game of hide-and-seek.” Since its debut in 2001, the play has been produced at numerous regional theatres in the U.S., Canada, England and Ireland.
Again, Underneath the Lintel runs in the Pinkerton Theatre March 13-30, 2014. Venice Theatre is located at 140 W. Tampa Avenue. Box office hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and one hour before all performances.
Underneath the Lintel
By Glen Berger
Director – Peter Ivanov
Stage Manager – Allyson Robertson
Technical Director – John Andzulis
Scenic and Costumer Designer – Francine Smetts
Lighting Designer – Ryan Mueller
Sound Designer – Dorian Boyd
140 W. Tampa Ave
Venice, FL 34285