Underneath The Lintel with Richard Schiff at the Duchess from 7 Feb 2007

Underneath The Lintel with Richard Schiff at the Duchess from 7 Feb 2007

Underneath the Lintel, by Glen Berger, starring Richard Schiff, will open at the Duchess Theatre 12 Feb 2007, following previews from 7 Feb - for a limited season to 14 April 2007.

Tickets go on sale Monday 4 Dec 2006

It is directed by Maria Mileaf and produced by Michael Edwards and Carole Winter with Paul Coxwell.

Would you recognise a miracle if you saw one? An ancient myth is unlocked when a small town librarian embarks on a quest to find out who anonymously returned a book, 113 years overdue. A clue scribbled in the margin and an unclaimed dry-cleaning ticket takes us on an adventure that spans the globe and the ages. Underneath the Lintel tells the story of one mans journey of self-discovery.

Richard Schiff’s television work includes his much-celebrated portrayal of White House Communications Director Toby Ziegler on The West Wing, for which he received the “Best Supporting Actor” Emmy Award and garnered three Emmy nominations. He has also appeared in numerous films including I Am Sam, Malcolm X, Lost World: Jurassic Park, People I Know, Forces of Nature, Lucky Numbers, Crazy in Alabama, Deep Impact, Hoffa, Living Out Loud, Doctor Doolittle, Trigger Effect, My Life, Heaven and The Hudsucker Proxy. Like many successful screen actors, his career began on the stage in New York, where he founded and served as the Artistic Director of the Manhattan Repertory Theater, and directed off-Broadway productions, including Antigone, starring Angela Bassett. Other noteworthy stage performances include Blood, Love and Madness, The Lower Depths, Talking Minks, Plain Brown Wrapper, Dark Age and Blues for Mister Charlie. Richard won a Dramalogue award for his starring role as Goose in David Rabe's Goose and Tom Tom, and an Ovation Award for his role in Urban Folktales.

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