THE COWARD is a new comedy set in 18th century England. A cowardly young gentleman named Lucidus initiates a pistol duel then finds he can't go through with it. So he hires a common criminal 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.
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 as the first of three productions in the 2010-2011 season.