Filmed at The Duke on 42nd Street
Photos by Erin Baiano
2 hours and 15 minutes (with a 15 minute intermission)
LCT3, Lincoln Center Theater's programming initiative devoted to producing the work of new artists and building new audiences, presented the world premiere of THE COWARD, a new play by Nick Jones, directed by Sam Gold, as the first of three productions in the 2010-2011 season.
THE COWARD is a new comedy set in 18th century England. A cowardly young gentleman named Lucidus (Jeremy Strong) initiates a pistol duel then finds he can't go through with it. So he hires a common criminal (Christopher Evan Welch) to fight in his place, only to have the scoundrel make a bloody mess of things. As duel follows duel with many shots fired, this coward finds his reputation growing beyond his wildest expectations.