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This article was published 3/7/2019 (679 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
Well-travelled Winnipeg-born actor John D. Huston earned rave reviews when he was here in 2007 with this one-man dramedy, and it’s easy to understand the mass appeal.
When an anonymous violator returns a library book that’s 113 years overdue, a tightly wound Dutch librarian embarks on an obsessive search for the mysterious borrower, known only as A.
Huston, who also appears in Fringe comedy Sherlock Holmes: The Sign of Four, is a fabulous performer, delivering comedy, sorrow and rage as the librarian’s fanatical quest takes him out into the world and, gradually, enriches his small life.
But while the offbeat script from American playwright Glen Berger is by turns funny, profound and illuminating, it is also, at times, tedious. At 75 minutes, it can be too much of a good thing.
— Pat St. Germain