Jane Lynch to Be Among Guest Talkback Speakers for Noho Arts Center World Premiere of The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson…
''Zealot'' author Reza Aslan and ''The Office'''s Rainn Wilson will cohost a post-show discussion.
The NoHo Arts Center Hollywood has announced a lineup of guest speakers scheduled to host a series of talkbacks for the theater's world premiere production of The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens, and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord.
Written by Scott Carter and directed by Matt August, the play follows three historical figures — Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens, and Count Leo Tolstoy — who find themselves locked in a room together, passionately debating life, art, religion, and politics.
Leading the cast are Larry Cedar (Orwellian) as Jefferson, David Melville (Hamlet) as Dickens, and Armin Shimerman (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) as Tolstoy. Performances will begin January 11 in advance of a January 17 opening and will run for six weeks through February 23.
The talkback schedule is as follows:
January 11: The Reverend Sarah Winn Nichols (director of pastoral care for Episcopal Communities & Services).
January 12: Dr. Marco Pardo (spirituality and grief counselor at Cri-Help).
January 16: Michael Bruner (assistant professor of practical theology at Azusa Pacific University).
January 18: Gala Opening – Sold Out - Actress and Glee star Jane Lynch with American Savage author and Savage Love columnist Dan Savage.
January 19: Reverend Scott Colglazier (senior minister of the First Congregational Church of Los Angeles).
January 24: Matt August (director).
January 30: Kemp Powers (playwright, author of Rogue Machine Theatre's A Night in Miami).
January 31: Kevin Bailey (producer and NoHo Arts Center co-owner).
February 2: Reza Aslan (Zealot) with Rainn Wilson (The Office, Six Feet Under).
February 7: Kevin Bailey (producer and NoHo Arts Center co-owner).
February 9: Reverend Canon Henry Atkins (former Dartmouth chaplain and civil rights veteran).
February 13: Soraya Deen (cofounder of Peace Works and Peace Moms, and host of satellite TV's Conversations at the Peacetable).
February 14: Kevin Bailey (producer and NoHo Arts Center co-owner).
February 16: Dr. Dale Bruner (American Bible scholar).
February 21: Kevin Bailey (producer and NoHo Arts Center co-owner).
February 22-23: Clay Jenkinson (Rhodes scholar, humanities professor, and host of public radio's The Thomas Jefferson Hour).