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

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

Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy find themselves locked in a room with no exit, resulting in a blistering battle of whip-smart wit and comedy.

Friday, 22. March 2019
2019-03-22 19:30:00 2019-03-22 20:50:00 Europe/Zurich The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy find themselves locked in a room with no exit, resulting in a blistering battle of whip-smart wit and comedy. Theater am Gleis
 
Doors open 18:45
Begin 19:30
End 20:50
 
Theater am Gleis
Untere Vogelsangstrasse 3
8400 Winterthur
Switzerland
 
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Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy find themselves locked in a room with no exit, resulting in a blistering battle of whip-smart wit and comedy.

Three historical heavyweights walk into a room and ...

Thomas Jefferson, (yes, the Founding Father), Charles Dickens (yes, the Victorian novelist) and Count Leo Tolstoy (yes, the Russian revolutionary) find themselves locked in a room with no exit. Attempting to discern why they are in this room together, they ransack the philosophies of their lives and work, searching for a truth; why us?  And why, in God's name, together?!

"Discord" wades through life's most primal, perplexing concepts (morality, mortality, etymology) from the prism of these great, but decisively human, thinkers. Throughout their lives, Tolstoy, Jefferson, and Dickens made decisions that directly contradicted with the morals they propagated. On top of their individual achievements, they succumbed to infidelity, remained materialistic, and acted selfishly.

The brisk and poignant theological romp of these men desperate to leave this "cosmic foyer", yields a blistering battle of wits in a whip-smart comedy. Inevitably, their celestial escape room spawns many probing inquiries: Where do we go when we die? And where the hell are we now? 

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.

Come see this rehearsed reading for one night only before it heads off to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2019!!

The Team

Courtney Beamish - Executive Producer / Artistic Director

Tomi Gustaf - Associate Producer

Claudia Wicki - Director

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Ciaran Corsar - Charles Dickens

Tomi Gustaf - Count Leo Tolstoy

Luke Walker - Thomas Jefferson

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