LCT3Lincoln Center Theater


40 & Under Party

Filmed at The Duke on 42nd Street

THE COWARD cast & creative team interviews

THE COWARD production photos

Photos by Erin Baiano

Running Time

2 hours and 15 minutes (with a 15 minute intermission)

LCT3's world premiere of THE COWARD won two 2011 Lucille Lortel Awards, including Outstanding Featured Actress (Kristen Schaal) and Outstanding Costume Design (Gabriel Berry).

Set Dressing

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.