Arye Gross to Star in Underneath the Lintel at the Geffen Playhouse
The one-man play, written by Glen Berger, returns to Los Angeles for the first time since its 2001 premiere.
The Geffen Playhouse announced today that Arye Gross (Minority Report, Castle, Geffen's Coney Island Christmas) will star in Glen Berger's award-winning one-man play Underneath the Lintel: An Impressive Presentation of Lovely Evidences. Directed by Steven Robman, the show will run from October 10-November 19 with an official October 18 press opening.
The play is described as follows: "When a reclusive librarian discovers a 113-year overdue book in the night slot, curiosity compels him to pursue the borrower. His search for answers leads to a worldwide, whirlwind journey, where he discovers instead the great mysteries of humanity."
The Geffen's production marks the first major staging of the play in Los Angeles since its debut in 2001 by the Actors' Gang. The off-Broadway production at New York's SoHo Playhouse that same year ran for more than 450 performances and garnered a Drama Desk nomination for its star. The play has been produced more than 350 times across the U.S. and abroad and has been translated into eight languages.
The production team includes set designer Se Oh, costume designer Leah Piehl, lighting designer Tom Ontiveros, sound designer Cricket Myers, projection designer Jason Thompson, production stage manager Liz Brohm, casting director Phyllis Schuringa (CSA), and dramaturg Amy Levinson.