Underneath the Lintel

Dec 12, 2020 - Dec 13, 2020 | Segal Theatre

Underneath the Lintel
By Glen Berger
Directed by François Girard
Starring Emmanuel Schwartz

This production was originally performed in its French version at Théâtre du Nouveau Monde, in co-production with the Segal Centre and the National Arts Centre, from September 9 to 27, 2020.

Set in a nearly empty theatre, rented for the night, Underneath the Lintel follows a librarian’s quest to unravel the mystery behind a book 133 years overdue. In show business tradition, the ghost light is left on to stand guard in deserted theatres for safety and superstition. When he arrives on stage, he turns off this light at last, a signal of hope that the theatre can finally come back to life and the space be filled with stories once more.

Underneath the Lintel premiered "Off-Broadway" at the end of September 2001. The playwright, who also directed and starred in the show, had to delay its presentation as New York recovered from the tragic September 11 attacks. Struck by the parallels between this theatrical hiatus and the global crisis we are currently living, Director François Girard affirms, “We will not be silent. We will tell our stories despite the pandemic.”

3 PERFORMANCES ONLY!
This is it! The moment you've all been waiting for: our return to the stage since the pandemic will be streamed in REAL-TIME and bring the magic of theatre straight to your home for our first digital theatre experience. 
Saturday, December 12, 8 p.m.
Sunday, December 13, 1 p.m. & 7 p.m.

TICKETS
Regular: $25/individual, $36/household
Subscriber: $18/individual, $25/household

(Have credit on your Segal account? Yes, your credit can be applied to the purchase of a digital ticket!)

SUNDAY @ THE SEGAL ONLINE
Meet the creators and get excited about the show
December 6, 2020 at 12 p.m.



CAST


Emmanuel Schwartz

Emmanuel Schwartz

The Librarian


CREATIVE TEAM


Glen Berger

Glen Berger

Playwright


François Girard

François Girard

Director


Elaine Normandeau

Elaine Normandeau

Assistant Director and Stage Manager


François Séguin

Set and Props


Renée April

Renée April

Costume


Alain Lortie

Alain Lortie

Lighting


Alexander Macsween

Music


Robert Massicotte

Video


Serge Lamothe

Serge Lamothe

Dramaturg


Florence Cornet

Makeup


Robin Pineda Gould

Livestream Recording


Lydie Dubuisson

Lydie Dubuisson

Apprentice Director


Julia Lenardon

Dialect Coach


SCHEDULE

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