"If you're up for a shaggy dog story, here's a whopper: A librarian in a small town in the Netherlands becomes obsessed with a guidebook that has been mysteriously returned 113 years late. The borrower has affixed no name, only the letter "A," and the bookmark left in the tome is a 1913 ticket for an unclaimed pair of pants in a London laundry."
"Can you see where this is headed? No? That's okay; "Underneath the Lintel," the one-man play that unravels this circuitous tale, is a plunge into literary rapids of a most unpredictable sort. We've been asked to assemble by the Dutch librarian, played with frenetic panache by Jerry Whiddon, to hear his summation of the evidence he's collected in his tireless global search for the meaning of the overdue book." (from Washington Post)