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3250 Riverside Park Drive
Vero Beach, FL 32963
United States

(772) 231-6990

Riverside Theatre is a regionally producing theatre affiliated with Actor's Equity Association, The League of Resident Theatres, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, and United Scenic Artists. Riverside Children's Theatre, the educational arm of Riverside, offers classes, camps, and training opportunities in the areas of theatre, dance, music, and video for all ages on a year round basis.

Underneath the Lintel

Underneath the Lintel

By Glen Berger

On an inauspicious morning at a Dutch library, a librarian makes an unexpected find in the overnight return box - a weather-beaten Baedeker guidebook 123 years overdue. Determined to track down the borrower and give him “the fine of his life,” the librarian studies the book for clues on the miscreant and follows the leads on a globe-trottingjourney that takes him from London to China, from Australia to New York. Throughout his trek, he unlocks ancient mysteries and discovers insteresting truths about himself. Funny, touching, and surprising, this compelling adventure by Glen Berger is storytelling at its best.









James Van Valen* / Librarian
Jim is pleased to be returning to Riverside Theatre after being away for almost a decade.  Previously, he appeared in the Riverside productions of SylviaRounding ThirdShe Loves Me, and Three Viewings.  Now an Associate Professor of Theatre and Head of Acting at Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa, Jim continues to perform -- having most recently played Rothko in RED at Iowa's Riverside Theatre.  A member of Actors' Equity Association, Jim spent three years as a resident actor with the Barter Theatre and has performed throughout the country in such regional theatres as The Bread Loaf Acting Ensemble, The Fulton Opera House , Iowa's Riverside Theatre, Florida Rep, Iowa Summer Rep, The Old Creamery Theatre, The Riverside Shakespeare Festival in the Park, The Connecticut Theatre Festival, and North Carolina's Temple Theatre.  He holds an MFA in Acting from the University of Iowa and an MA in Theatre Arts from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. -- For Brenda and Maysie.

Creative Team

Director and Scenic Designer: Allen Cornell
Lighting Designer: Rebeccca Franklin
Costume Designer: Emily Baldwin
Sound Designer: Josh Schacht

*Members of the Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors 
and Stage Managers in the United States