In an effort to support the work of other artists, PACA is pleased to provide virtual space on our website so that

Theater for You!

can give their patrons the ability to purchase tickets for their upcoming production held at:

North East Arts Council Building
25 Vine Street,  North East,  PA 16428


Underneath the Lintel:  An Impressive Presentation of Lovely Evidences

by Glen Berger

Directed by Craig Schneider
produced with special permission of Broadway Play Publishing Inc.


Performances: March 9, 10, 11 and 16, 17, 18.  Showtime is 7:30 PM on Friday/Saturdays and 2:30 PM on Sundays.

Tickets are $10 pre-sale and $12 at the door.  Members of the North East Arts Council will pay $10 at the door.  Those producing a library card will also pay $10 at the door.


The story:

A librarian makes an unexpected find in the overnight return box . . . . a much mistreated Baedeker’s guidebook that is 137 years overdue!  Even without compound interest, this tardiness merits a tidy fine and our librarian hero determines to track down the miscreant.  


Reviews have said:

“This curiously funny drama of life’s most curious stuff is not to be missed.”  New York Times

“Glen Berger’s modern fable is a blissfully ludicrous vision quest, outrageously funny, madly literate . . . a stunner, but with a spiritual sensitivity.”  LA Weekly

“Underneath the Lintel is a mind-bending, heart bursting, beautiful production.”  City Paper, Charleston


Director’s Notes:

This show has a lot of meaning for me.  I worked in a library for four years.  Like the Librarian, I am a lover of History, Geography, Languages and Trivia.  This show has been described as “The Dewey Decimal System meets the Da Vinci Code”, in that mystery and faith are fighting against reality and logic.  You can laugh at the Librarian’s Geekiness, his inappropriate clothes and interesting grasp of the English language.  There is also a good whodunit, with a big reveal at the end . . . maybe.  I can also identify with the Librarians search for meaning in his life.  I just turned 60 and am starting to think about whether my life has made a difference.  And how can I proceed, to make it more fulfilling?

-Craig Schneider

Performance Dates