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

Theatre (comedy)

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Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy find themselves locked in a room with no exit, as they ransack the philosophies of their lives and work, searching for a truth – why us? And why, in God’s name, together?! At once uproarious, raw and painfully honest, Discord unveils the many virtues and vices of these towering icons and discovers a universal truth: no human is human without flaws.

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Eddie 9 days ago

***** The three worthy gentlemen of the title find themselves in the afterlife, locked in a room together. Is it a test? A punishment? Will they be let out if one convinces the other two of their distinctive religious outlook?

Under cover of this highbrow Escape Room, the play fizzes with philosophical and theological detail. All three characters assume to some extent that intellectual combat is called for, wrongly one suspects, and Dickens in particular is willing to fight dirty to put the others off their rhetorical game.

Tolstoy's turbulence, Jefferson's authority and Dickens' flamboyant eloquence blend well, and the cast are superb. All three characters have cause to reflect and are deservedly #metoo'd, but biography stays in the background and the play is driven first and foremost by philosophical inquiry.

Joëlle Stocker 11 days ago

This is an absolutely thrilling piece of cultivated comedy! You laugh, you cry and you just have to love the plot and the brilliant actors portraying Dickens, Jefferson and Tolstoy.
Absolutely worth to see this play which is amusing, even hysterical at times but also thought provoking. The plot is easy to follow even without prior knowledge of the bible or the portrayed characters.
Great choice by White Rabbit Theatre Company.

Sean Davis 14 days ago

The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens, and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord (***)
After their deaths, the three fellows mentioned in the title find themselves locked in a room with each other and grapple with their different interpretations of the Bible. Dicken’s love of words, Jefferson’s love of reason, and Tolstoy’s spiritual quest means that their approach end up being at odds with each other, and seemingly irreconcilable. While Jefferson and Tolstoy seemed real enough, Dickens seem too self-impressed, particularly in the presence of Jefferson, to be anything but a caricature.

This was the 32nd most enjoyable of the 48 shows I have seen so far this year. You may see my other three-sentence reviews, in order from most enjoyable to worst, at my non-commercial website: www.fringefan.com.

Liz 16 days ago

I really enjoyed the show, very thought provoking and interesting. Great acting with a very wordy script. Definitely worth a look, and a company looking to be going places.


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The Student Newspaper 8 days ago

The Gospel contains a unique combination of 18th century icons, and their creative comparisons allow interesting insights around different approaches to life and the divine. Overall, it’s a play that never quite gets past its premise, regardless of how potent that is alone. You might end the show intellectually stimulated, but also grateful that you were able to leave the room.

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