Primary Stages Kicks Off New Off-Broadway Season With Discord

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The new play from Scott Carter, executive producer of HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, begins September 19.
Duane Boutté
Duane Boutté Peter J. Zielinski

Performances begin September 19 for Scott Carter’s The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord, the first production of Primary Stages’ 2017–2018 Off-Broadway season. The new play from Carter, executive producer of HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, sees the three historical figures debating literature, religion, and everything in between.

Read: PRIMARY STAGES ANNOUNCES 2017–2018 SEASON

Kimberly Senior directs a run set to officially open October 1 and play through October 22 at the Cherry Lane Theatre.

The cast is made up of Duane Boutté (Parade, The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin) as Charles Dickens, Michael Laurence (Appropriate, Talk Radio) as Thomas Jefferson, and Thom Sesma (Pacific Overtures, Man of La Mancha) as Leo Tolstoy.

The production features set design by Wilson Chin (Cost of Living); costume design by David Hyman (D Deb Debbie Deborah); lighting design by Jen Schriever (Eclipsed); sound design by Lindsay Jones (Bronx Bombers); projection design by Caite Hevner (In Transit); casting by Stephanie Klapper Casting.

All tickets are available at PrimaryStages.org or by calling OvationTix at (212) 352-3101.

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