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The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord
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The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord
Runs June 1 - July 2, 2017 / Opening Night: Wednesday, June 7 at 7PM

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. James Ijames directs a cast that includes Andrew Criss as Count Leo Tolstoy, Gregory Isaac as Thomas Jefferson, and Brian McCann as Charles Dickens.  more

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Current Press Releases

May 11, 2017
Lantern Theater Company Presents the Philadelphia Premiere of The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord by Real Time with Bill Maher Writer and Producer Scott Carter, June 1 - July 2, 2017; Scott Carter To Appear at the Lantern on Saturday, June 3 for Special Post-Show In Conversation Series Program  PDF

February 15, 2017
Lantern Theater Company Announces 2017/18 Season; 24th Season Features Eclectic Mix of Classics and New Work, Including a World Premiere by Philadelphia Playwright Bruce Graham, Two Philadelphia Premieres, a Science Classic, and the Lantern's Annual Shakespeare Production  PDF


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