Theatre Review: Underneath The Lintel

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(Sacramento, CA)
Thursday, December 6, 2007

It all begins with a decrepit library book, which is mysteriously returned – one hundred and thirteen years overdue. Naturally, the librarian wonders what’s going on.

(“A book drops into my lap one morning…”)

Forgive the freight train, that’s just one of the charming little extras you get at the B Street. But the overdue library book is indeed miraculous, because it contains a clue, which leads our librarian to London, where another clue leads him all the way to...

(“China! A billion people!...”)

Soon, the librarian’s journey becomes an obsessive quest into time and even theology, seeking a legendary figure, out of ancient history. But I won’t spoil this quirky story by disclosing who it is.
The other miracle is sly old actor David Silberman, who captures your imagination as he uncovers find after find. Silberman’s solo performance is amazing, and if you’re looking for a witty night out with a really eccentric character, this show is a good bet.

"Underneath the Lintel" plays at the B Street Theatre through January 6th.