Underneath the Lintel
(An Impressive Presentation of Lovely Evidences)
By Glen Berger
Directed by Kathryn MacMillan
November 5 - December 6, 2015
A mystery begins with the return of an overdue book to the Hoofddorp Public Library – 113 years too late! A librarian's quest to solve the mystery takes him across the globe and brings him face to face with a solitary figure from Jewish antiquity, a man whose life is a triumphant example of human resilience and fortitude. In this new production of the Lantern's 2003 gem, Peter DeLaurier recreates his Barrymore Award-winning role of The Librarian, which The Philadelphia Inquirer called a "masterly performance."
Cast & Production Team
Peter DeLaurier as The Librarian
Meghan Jones, Production Manager • Seth Thomas Schmitt-Hall, Scenic Designer • Jillian Keys, Costume Designer • Peter Escalada-Mastick, Lighting Designer • Zack McKenna, Sound & Projection Designer • Dale Roth Nadel, Props Master • Rebecca Smith, Stage Manager • Lauren Tuvell, Assistant Director
News & Reviews
"Actor Peter DeLaurier has talent and charm by the cart-load. Playing a slightly daft Dutch librarian on a mission, he doesn't miss a trick. DeLaurier has done this role before – in fact, in 2003 he won a Barrymore for it. I didn't see him then – but I can tell you that here, he brings to it the vibrant energy of a young man, coupled with the seasoned, expert timing of an old pro. It's an irresistible combination. At times, DeLaurier's performance – including a delightful if inconsistent accent – reminded me of (dare I invoke his name?) Laurence Olivier in one of his scene-stealing, late-career star turns." –Philadelphia Magazine
Underneath the Lintel is "impressively presented by Peter DeLaurier in this entrancing solo show at Lantern Theater." –The Philadelphia Inquirer
"A tour de force!" –DC Metro Theatre Arts
"An astounding performance... DeLaurier is masterful." –Beyond My Backyard
Header Photo: Paul L. Nolan, Sally Mercer, and Charles McMahon in Copenhagen (2018); Charlie DelMarcelle, Anthony Lawton, Jered McLenigan, and Brian Anthony Wilson in The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (2019); Anthony Lawton and Paul L. Nolan in The Craftsman (2017); and Bi Jean Ngo and Peter DeLaurier in The Tempest (2018). Photos by Mark Garvin.
Lantern Theater Company respectfully acknowledges that it is situated on Lenapehoking, the ancestral and spiritual homeland of the Unami Lenape.