Goethe Institut – Main Stage
Thursday, July 25, 5:15 p.m.
Friday, July 26, 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 27, 8 p.m.
Sunday, July 28, 3 p.m.
They say: Best Solo Show: Minnesota and London (Ontario) Fringes. Starring film and TV veteran Pat O'Brien. A librarian finds a book 123 years overdue and embarks on a quest to apprehend the borrower. "Five out of five Stars!" —London Free Press
Alexis' Take: I really can't say much about playwright Glen Berger's Underneath the Lintel. Not because the 2001 work isn't a lovely—even astounding—little piece. With an equally matched actor at its helm in Pat O'Brien (who exudes a kind of Jack Lemmon energy), this is by far the best thing I've seen at Fringe this year.
No. I just can't say too much, because I don't want to rob you of the experience. Seeing the quiet, unostentatious way that the narrative comes together is its own reward. But because this is a review, here's this much: O'Brien plays a fastidious, quirky librarian who works in a small town in Holland, and he's on a quest to find the person responsible for returning a book that had been overdue for longer than a century. Read more Hip Shot: Underneath the Lintel