Jane Lynch, Rainn Wilson, Dan Savage & More Set for 'THE GOSPEL' Talk-Backs at Noho ACE

The multi-award-winning NoHo Arts Center Ensemble (NoHo ACE), Independent Shakespeare Co. and Efficiency Studios announced today an extraordinary array of talk-back guest speakers following select performances of the world premiere play, THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens AND COUNT Leo Tolstoy: DISCORD, written by Scott Carter (Executive Producer/Writer - "Real Time with Bill Maher") and directed by Matt August. THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens AND COUNT Leo Tolstoy: DISCORD will begin previews on Saturday, January 11 at 8pm; will open on Friday, January 17 at 8pm and run for six weeks through Sunday, February 23, 2014 at the NoHo Arts Center, 11136 Magnolia Blvd. (at Lankershim) in North Hollywood.

Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy find themselves locked in a room together, and life, art, religion and politics get vigorously debated as if their souls depend on it. Because they do. This provocative and funny world premiere play is a fascinating insight into the spiritual lives of three of the greatest minds that ever lived. And, if these great men get second thoughts about their lives, what hope have the rest of us?

THE TALK BACK SCHEDULE: (Subject to change):

January 11: The Reverend Sarah Winn Nichols - Director of Pastoral Care for Episcopal Communities& Services, a nonprofit group that runs care retirement communities and gives care and services to Southern California seniors.

January 12: Dr. Marco Pardo. Born in Colombia and raised in L.A., he is now Spirituality/Grief Counselor at Cri-Help.

January 16: Michael Bruner. Assistant Professor of Practical Theology at Azuza 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 is the Senior Minister of the First Congregational Church of Los Angeles. (http://www.fccla.org/about.html)

January 24: Director Matt August.

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."


Ticket prices are $35.00 for all performances. Previews, Students and Seniors $25.00. For tickets or Group rates, please call 818-508-7101 ext. #6 or visit www.nohoace.com.




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