THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO THOMAS JEFFERSON, CHARLES DICKENS & COUNT LEO TOLSTOY: DISCORD by Scott Carter
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Winter 2022 Digital Season
THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO THOMAS JEFFERSON, CHARLES DICKENS & COUNT LEO TOLSTOY: DISCORD
By Scott Carter
Directed by Armina LaManna
STREAMING ON DEMAND
November 9, 2021 - February 27, 2022
"Entertaining and intriguing! You'll laugh and you'll ponder." –The Philadelphia Inquirer
A Founding Father, a Victorian literary celebrity, and a Russian aristocrat/anarchist clash in this provocative comedy that sets three of the world's greatest thinkers against each other in a battle of wits and wills. In this new take on the Lantern's 2017 smash hit play, 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 while confronting their own hypocrisy and dismal failings.
This digital premiere production was filmed at St. Stephen's Theater in Center City Philadelphia in September 2021, with strict adherence to all CDC, state, and local health and safety guidelines.
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Artist Interview: Director Armina LaManna
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Gregory Isaac as Thomas Jefferson • Brian McCann as Charles Dickens • Charles McMahon as Count Leo Tolstoy
THE CREATIVE TEAM
Lance Kniskern, Scenic Designer • Millie Hiibel, Costume Designer • Shon Causer and Isabella Gill-Gomez, Lighting Designers • Christopher Colucci, Sound Designer & Composer • Rebecca Smith, Associate Producer • Hannah Spear, Assistant Director
Header Photo: Paul L. Nolan, Sally Mercer, and Charles McMahon in Copenhagen (2018); Charlie DelMarcelle, Anthony Lawton, Jered McLenigan, and Brian Anthony Wilson in The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (2019); Anthony Lawton and Paul L. Nolan in The Craftsman (2017); and Bi Jean Ngo and Peter DeLaurier in The Tempest (2018). Photos by Mark Garvin.
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