Underneath the Lintel | First Folio Theatre | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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When: Wednesdays, Fridays-Sundays. Continues through April 28 2013
Price: $26-$37
According to legend, the Wandering Jew was once a cobbler with a shop in Jerusalem, on the road leading to Golgotha. When Jesus came along that road, dragging his cross, the cobbler refused to let him rest in the shop's doorway. Jesus's surprisingly pissy response was to condemn him to wander restlessly over the earth until the Second Coming. And that, the story says, is precisely what happened. The poor guy hasn't so much as taken a nap in the last two millennia. Glen Berger's Underneath the Lintel puts the tale of the Wandering Jew at the center of a metaphysical detective story. Having discovered hints that the cursed shoemaker is still among us, a prickly, obsessive modern-day librarian starts restlessly wandering over the earth in the hope of tracking him down. Continue reading >>



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