Three guys walk into the afterlife. Not just any guys; we’re talking Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens, and Leo Tolstoy. Each is thrust into god’s waiting room, in the order of his demise. Each is presented in the prime of his life. Each establishes his bona fides as a leading man of his day. Then, they set about considering just why each is in the room with the others.
The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord
Primary Stages kicks off its 2017-2018 Off-Broadway season at Cherry Lane Theatre with Scott Carter's The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord.
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This timely New York Premiere finds three of history's most famous men, all of whom wrote their own version of the gospels, debating everything from religion to literature to marriage in this new play. Thomas Jefferson (author of the Declaration of Independence), Charles Dickens (the man who brought us A Christmas Carol and Oliver Twist) and Count Leo Tolstoy (the epic Russian novelist of War & Peace fame) are trapped in a limbo where each believes their path to salvation depends on convincing the other two that they are wrong in this profound and exciting battle of truly biblical proportions.