UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL
In this gripping ghost story an eccentric librarian discovers a weather-beaten book in a return bin - 113 years overdue. Sparked by a message left in its margins, he embarks on a magical quest that takes him around the world and 2,000 years into the past.
Directed by AARON MARK
Performed by KRISTINE ZBORNIK
Written by GLEN BERGER
AARON MARK is a New York-based director and playwright. As writer-director: Empanada Loca with Daphne Rubin-Vega (Labyrinth Theater Company), Another Medea with Tom Hewitt (AFO at Cherry Lane and Wild Project), and the upcoming Squeamish with Alison Fraser. His plays Empanada Loca and Deer are published by Dramatists Play Service. Directing credits include The Mystery of Irma Vep and Deathtrap (Berkshire Theatre Festival), Ben Rimalower's Patti Issues and Bad With Money (Duplex and tours), and Hedwig... (BC/EFA at New World Stages). He is the writer-director of three independent feature films and is a New York Theatre Workshop Usual Suspect, but he does not have aaronmark.com because it belongs to a German gay porn star with the same name, so his website is aaronmark.info.
KRISTINE ZBORNIK The New York Post called her "a madcap mix of Ethel Merman, Lucille Ball and Bette Midler". Her father called her "a lazy piece of shit that would never amount to anything". You decide. High paying jobs: WICKED (National Tour), A Catered Affair (Broadway), Mamma Mia (Las Vegas), 9 to 5 (1st National Tour). Low paying jobs: Into The Woods (Shakespeare in the Park/Delecort Theatre), Old Jews Telling Jokes, Tales of the City (The Eugene O’Niell Developmental Program), Roadshow (Public Theater), Shlemiel The First (Skirball Center), Forbidden Broadway: Cleans Up It’s Act (Original Cast) and 20th Anniversary (Original Cast), Splendora (Chelsea Playhouse), I Will Come Back (The Players Theater), An Evening with Joan Crawford, Man of La Mancha (Goodspeed Opera House), Nine (Papermill Playhouse), Schlemiel The First, OKLAHOMA!, Hank Williams Lost Highway, Damn Yankees, 101 Dalmatians. I’m paying jobs: Varla Jean Merman is The Bad Seedling (Tweed Productions), Blood Orgy of the Carnival Queens, The Club. Cabaret and one person shows: Jackie Hoffman & Kristine Zbornik (Joe’s Pub), Holiday Hams Lead, Blow Up World, Ball of Confusion, Serving Mankind, Zbornik In A Trunk. Created cabaret/one-woman shows for over 25 years throughout the universe. The love of my life is Jesus; he’s a really great kisser. Website: KristineZbornik.com
GLEN BERGER cut his teeth at Seattle’s Annex Theatre back in the ’90s. His plays since then include Underneath the Lintel, which has been staged more than two hundred times worldwide, been translated into eight languages, and won several Best Play awards; and O Lovely Glowworm, a 2005 Portland Drammy Award Winner for Best Script. He is a New Dramatists alumnus. In television, Glen has won two Emmys (out of twelve nominations), and has written more than 150 episodes for children’s television series including Arthur (PBS), Peep (Discovery/The Learning Channel), Big and Small (BBC), and Fetch (PBS), for which he was the head writer for all five years of its run. Glen spent six years cowriting the script of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.