The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord
By Scott Carter
Directed by James Ijames
June 1 - July 2, 2017
A Founding Father, a Victorian literary celebrity, and a Russian aristocrat/anarchist clash in a provocative new comedy that sets three of the world's greatest thinkers against each other in a battle of wits and wills. Jefferson, Dickens, and Tolstoy find themselves locked in a room with no exit. Attempting an escape, they ransack the philosophies of their lives and work, searching for a truth that will set them free. From playwright and former stand-up comedian Scott Carter (writer of HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher), this whip-smart comedy examines just what happens when great men of history are forced to repeat it.
Special Events & Performances
Cast & Production Team
Andrew Criss as Tolstoy • Gregory Isaac as Jefferson • Brian McCann as Dickens
Lance Kniskern, Scenic Designer • Millie Hiibel, Costume Designer • Shon Causer, Lighting Designer • Christopher Colucci, Sound Designer • Avista Custom Theatrical Services, Props Master • Rebecca Smith, Stage Manager • Meghan Jones, Production Manager
Header Photo: Geneviève Perrier and Charlie DelMarcelle in A Child's Christmas in Wales (2014); Kittson O'Neill, Maxwell Eddy, and Alex Boyle in Arcadia (2014); Damon Bonetti, Daniel Fredrick, and Dave Johnson in The Hound of the Baskervilles (2015); and Kirk Wendell Brown and Peter DeLaurier in The Train Driver (2014). Photos by Mark Garvin.