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An extraordinary array of talkback guest speakers following select performances of “The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord” at NoHo Arts Center are part of the programming associated with the world premiere. Produced by NoHo Arts Center Ensemble (NoHo ACE), Independent Shakespeare Co. and Efficiency Studios the play written by Scott Carter (executive producer/writer – “Real Time with Bill Maher”) and directed by Matt August features stellar performances by Larry Cedar (Thomas Jefferson), David Melville (Charles Dickens) and Armin Shimerman (Leo Tolstoy).

The talkback schedule is as follows:

January 30: Playwright Kemp Powers (Rogue Machine Theatre's "A Night In Miami").

January 31: Producer and NoHo Arts Center co-owner Kevin Bailey.

February 2: Reza Aslan (“Zealot”) with Rainn Wilson (“The Office,” “Six Feet Under,”) and the co-founder of Soul Pancake web-site.

February 7: Producer and NoHo Arts Center co-owner Kevin Bailey.

February 9: Reverend Canon Henry Atkins. (Former Dartmouth Chaplain and Civil Rights veteran.)

February 13: Sri Lanka-native Soraya Deen, co-founder of Peace Works and Peace Moms & host of satellite TV's "Conversations at the Peacetable".

February 14: Producer and NoHo Arts Center co-owner Kevin Bailey

February 16: Dr. Dale Bruner. Taught New Testament Theology at Whitworth College in Spokane, WA from 1975-1997. Author of exhaustive commentaries on the gospels of Mathew and John.

February 21: Producer and NoHo Arts Center co-owner Kevin Bailey.

February 22-23: Clay Jenkinson. Rhodes scholar, humanities professor and host of public radio’s "The Thomas Jefferson Hour.”

“The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord” performs 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday through Sunday, February 23. Tickets are $35, $25 previews, students and seniors. Call 818-508-7101 ext. 6 or visit Group rates are available.

The NoHo Arts Center is located at 11136 Magnolia Blvd. North Hollywood.

For more information about the play visit


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