The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord

date. November, 2019

venue. Pressed, St. Albans

credits. Scott Carter

A Founding Father, a Victorian novelist and a Russian revolutionary walk into a…stop me if you’ve heard this one. Thomas Jefferson (yes that one), Charles Dickens (the very same) and Count Leo Tolstoy (who else?) are brought together in a blistering battle of wits. Who’s Gospel is closest to the truth? Who has the strongest case and the life to prove it? Who’s right and who’s wrong? From Scott Carter (executive producer of Real Time with Bill Maher), this whip-smart comedy examines what happens when great men of history are forced to repeat it.

WHAT’S A “PODPLAY”?

A 9th Hour “PodPlay” is what we’ve branded as our staged readings in the past, a stationary performance of a play in a bar, café, gallery, church, or other similar venue, in which we’re able to move in and out in the same day. A “PodPlay” is therefore typically an evening in an intimate setting or cozy venue (sometimes with food and drink for purchase or provided by us) while actors perform a play in the style of a staged reading, followed by a facilitated discussion with interesting guests about the themes and questions from the play.

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THE ARTISTS

JOHN COOK (Cast – Charles Dickens) | GEORGE DUTCH (Dramaturge / Director) | JEFF LEFEBVRE (Cast – Count Leo Tolstoy) | DAVID PLOUFFE (Cast – Thomas Jefferson)