Opens Oct 01

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

Members say: Slow, Intelligent, Clever, Thought-provoking, Ambitious
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Primary Stages presents the NY premiere of this comedy in which three of history’s most famous men debate everything from religion to literature to marriage.

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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 and Peace' fame) are trapped in a limbo where each believes his path to salvation depends on convincing the other two that they are wrong. Tony-nominated director Kimberly Senior ('Disgraced') helms this battle of truly biblical proportions. Written by Scott Carter, the executive producer of 'Real Time with Bill Maher.'

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During previews
Disappointing, Slow

See it if You like a futile intellectual exercise which lacks the ingredients of a play. The actor playing Dickens is the only good performer.

Don't see it if You are bored easily.

During previews
Absorbing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Slow, Clever staging

See it if You are interested at the intersection of religious dogma, personal ethics and an inventive assessment of 3 great and flawed men

Don't see it if If religion and ethics are boring to you or if you need fast-paced action and have low tolerance for "talky" drama

During previews
Funny, Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Relevant

See it if You are interested in history, religion, the meaning of life, and love great storytelling by superb actors!

Don't see it if If don't like straight plays or are looking for something very lighthearted. While the play is full of laughs, it makes you think.

During previews
Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Indulgent, Slow

See it if Three men locked in a room contemplating religious theory sounds like a way to spend your time

Don't see it if You are claustrophobic or easily bored by inactive chatter , it's not a long play, just feels like it is .

During previews
Ambitious, Clever, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if Huis Clos meets your fantasy historical-figure dinner party. Religious debate a bit eye-glazing, but other topics compelling.

Don't see it if Worth seeing but could use a little tightening. Otoh, you're supposed to feel like you're in interminable limbo, so maybe that's by design

During previews
Ambitious, Intelligent, Slow

See it if You are at home in the world of ideas.

Don't see it if you have trouble concentrating

Also There is a great idea here for a debate among some great men of histor... Read more Read less

During previews
Funny, Ambitious, Clever

See it if You like minimalist sets, enjoy dialogue grounded in various historical circumstances surrounding the protagonists, like philosophy

Don't see it if You are restless, don't know or like history, you are an atheist or agnostic

During previews
Clever, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Slow

See it if you like smart plays that are all dialog with little action and are interested in discussions of theology, philosophy, and history.

Don't see it if you need an exciting plot and lots of visual stimulus.

Also I can't imagine why one of the reviews here says "don't see it if you'... Read more Read less