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MetroStage
1201 North Royal Street Alexandria, VA 22314
703-548-9044
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Ate dinner at Bastille. Good French food, reasonable price and right next to the theater.
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Bastille, next door, is good if you like French.
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26 events
13 reviews
1 stars
attended May 17 2014

One-man story-telling. Well acted by Paul Morella, but story itself only moderately interesting.

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12 reviews
41 stars
attended Apr 19 2014

Well played and clearly spoken one-man play, but a little confusing in the long run.
Notably much researched, many historical details, makes me wonder why the playwright chose Achasueros for A (from the Book of Esther, the name of the dumbest...continued

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2 reviews
1 stars
attended May 10 2014

The acting was good, but the work itself was poorly conceived and poorly written. The "message", such as it was, was not clearly communicated, rather diffuse. And the anachronisms (which were many) and other discontinuities were jarring given the...continued

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Website

http://www.metrostage.org/underneath-the-lintel.html#.U0xw1OZdWXg

Quotes & Highlights

“Paul Morella … is an absolute marvel as the lowly clerk. … The engaging script by Glen Berger and whimsical direction by John Vreeke move us along bit by bit until we are also intrigued by the journey of this obsessing librarian.” — DC Theatre Scene

“It’s a tour de force performance and should not be missed. … It’s a wonder to behold.” — DC Metro Theater Arts

“Morella is an excellent guide — addled and intrigued and with a wide capacity for wonder. This character wants explanations; the play is his lecture, as he’s rented out the hall for a one-night only attempt to share what he’s found on this existential scavenger hunt.” — The Washington Post

About the Ticket Supplier: MetroStage

MetroStage is the oldest professional theatre in Northern Virginia. Located in the north end of Old Town Alexandria, it is an award-winning theatre recognized for its musicals and plays. MetroStage presents original, challenging, and innovative work: work that is unpredictable and nontraditional, work that tells a compelling story and showcases remarkable talent. The 130 seat theatre presents opportunities for both the actors and the audience to experience theatre in an intimate, communal setting. MetroStage also works with playwrights and composers and is recognized for its role in the development of new plays and musicals for the stage.