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

White Rabbit Theatre
Hill Street Theatre – until August 17th
3 Stars (3 / 5)

The puffed up Dickens meets in the afterlife with the all-too-polite Thomas Jefferson and fiery Tolstoy to discover what they have in common and what sets them apart. Each of the three rendered their own telling of The Bible in their lifetime, using God’s word as a mouthpiece for their own moral philosophy, but have their own deeds matched their values?

This witty play, full of quips, gives an education at a glance of the life and philosophy of three heroes of history, taking the time to shine a light on their warts as well as their works. A play for thinking people, it considers the intersection of reason, emotion and spirit when rousing people to ethical conduct – and whether values once preached can always be practices.

Ciaran Corsar leads the other two spirited performers with unmistakable conviction, clarity, and ultimate comic timing as Dickens.