WaterTower Theatre Presents Scott Carter’s ‘Discord’

By on April 12, 2017

Ian Ferguson, John-Michael Marrs, Jeremy Schwartz in DISCORD at WaterTower Theatre photo by Kelsey Leigh Ervi

This weekend we suggest you head out of the house and over to WaterTower Theatre’s upcoming performance of The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens, and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord. Grab friends, family or enjoy a night to yourself in a setting sure to spark both laughter and fresh perspective.

Discord has been best described as a “laugh-out-loud, whip-smart new comedy,” and it may just be your next favorite. Ittakes the third U.S. President, the author of A Christmas Carol, and the author of War and Peace, locks them in a room with ‘no exit,’ and has them hash out their views of scripture and the true meaning of existence,” reads the synopsis on WaterTower Theatre’s website. Writer Scott Carter – Executive Producer of HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher – takes the audience through a “blistering battle of wits,” ultimately examining “what happens when great men of history are forced to repeat it.”

The three featured men – Jefferson, Dickens, and Tolstoy – lived in different eras, which contributes to the sheer genius behind the play. It’s a promise you’ll be more than intellectually stimulated throughout the 90 minutes, as each character delves into their own version of the bible. The part of Thomas Jefferson is played by Ian Ferguson, Charles Dickens by John-Michael Marrs, and Count Leo Tolstoy by Jeremy Schwartz; it is directed by Emily Scott Banks.

When does the show debut? The regional premiere takes place this Friday, April 14th, and will remain on the stage through Sunday, May 7th.

WaterTower Theatre is located at the Addison Theatre and Conference Centre, located long Addison Road. For more information on The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens, and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord, or to order tickets to the performance, you can visit WaterTower Theatre’s website here or call the Box Office at 972.450.6232

I am a Hockaday alum and graduate of Saint Mary's College in Notre Dame, IN, where I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications. I am an aspiring writer and journalist, and, as an avid reader, I constantly exercise my imagination and whet my appetite for creativity. I am outgoing and personable, and I look forward to incorporating my innate enthusiasm for creativity into my work!

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