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thinking, “I’m having a beer with Kevin Arnold’s dad!” - a very un- expected bucket list event for a fan of the show. Underneath The Lintel (2006) Speaking of television, another cover story was Richard Schiff when he came to George Street for the one-man play. Schiff had just finished an Emmy Award winning run as Toby Ziegler on The West Wing - a character he played from 1999 to 2006. In Underneath the Lintel, he portrayed a librarian who em- barks on a quest to find out who anonymously returned a library book that is 113 years overdue. A clue scribbled in the margin of the book and an unclaimed dry- cleaning ticket takes him on a mysterious adventure that spans the globe and the ages. When asked what attracted him to the play: “Well, I’ve been offered a few plays recently in- NJ STAGE 2017 - Vol. 4 No. 5 cluding a replacement thing on Broadway and couldn’t do it for whatever reason. So, I’m asking myself, ‘What the hell am I doing 3,000 miles away from my family about to embark on a solo thing that’s daunting and ridiculously scary?’ So, it’s a fair question that I keep asking myself, but there’s something about this material that’s beautiful. And, if you’re going to jump off a cliff and you’re going to get into a dan- ger zone there better be some- INDEX NEXT ARTICLE 107