Rock and Crime in '50s London: Dark Comedy Mojo from Studio Theatre
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A reclusive librarian -- the sole character -- finds a book that is 123 years overdue. When he opens it and finds a ticket for a Chinese laundry in London, his curiosity compels him to redeem the ticket leading him to another clue that sends him around the world on a global quest to track down the book's original borrower in Underneath the Lintel. Played by Paul Morella, the Librarian uncovers a mystery that seems to transcend the ages, but are the results due to investigation or madness? Underneath the Lintel is a moving journey of self-discovery where faith and facts intersect. Learn More
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Some of the best acting I've seen at Studio--or, for that matter, in DC. Loved the in-the-round seating, being so close to the actors. They were amazing. The whole cast.
The writing is a little like Joe Orton, a little like Martin McDonaugh--not quite as good as either, but enjoyable nonetheless. Still: be prepared for a longish evening.
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“The language, blunt and coarse and often hilarious, pours out of the characters with the force of the blaring jukebox rock that forms a leitmotif for the dark, violent action." --Chicago Tribune
Just as the Atlantic Club in London’s SoHo district is reaching its pinnacle, its headliner is kidnapped and the owner is found sawed in two behind the club. Nervous that the party behind this abduction and murder has it in for the rest of the staff, Mickey, the club’s number two man, orders the Atlantic on lock down. When Baby, the deceased owner’s flippant son, challenges Mickey’s power, Mickey banishes him from the tightly-sealed club. Things change, however, when Baby reemerges with some shocking information behind his father’s murder and Silver Johnny’s abduction.
Photo of Logan DalBello by Jennifer Reiley.