A graphic musical about a college student working part-time as a page in a library...

Beginning Monday

Up From the Stacks is a new music-theater performance by Mark Mulcahy and Ben Katchor, with Ken Maiuri, Dave Trenholm and Brian Marchese.

Set in The New York Public Library at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street and in the environs of Times Square circa 1970, Up From the Stacks is the story of Lincoln Cabinée, a college student working part-time as a page, retrieving books for readers from the Library's collection of 43 million items. This routine evening job inadvertently thrusts young Cabinée into the treacherous crossroads of scholarly obsession and the businesses of amusement and vice that then flourished in the 42nd Street area. The intellectual life of the city and the happiness of a young man hang in the balance.

Find the rest at Mr. Katchor's blog: http://benkatchor.wordpress.com/2011/09/23/up-from-the-stacks/