February 1 – 25, 2018
Playwright William Shagspeare is commissioned by Robert Cecil, the most powerful man in England, to write the true historical account of a failed terrorist attempt to kill King James I. But as Shag and his renowned theatrical troupe rehearse the so-called Gunpowder Plot play, they suspect the King's version might be a cover-up. Confronted with a moral and artistic dilemma, the actors attempt to negotiate the thin and treacherous line between speaking truth to power and hanging onto life and limb.
Show Run Time: The run time of this production will be posted closer to opening.
Michael Cotey, Director
James Ridge as Shag
Eva Nimmer as Judith
Jonathan Smoots as Richard, Garnet
T. Stacy Hicks as Armin
David Cecsarini as Robert Cecil
Josh Krause as Sharpe, Wintour
"... one of the most bracingly intelligent, sizzlingly theatrical American plays in a decade..." - Variety
"... an ingeniously witty yet ... chilling drama." - CurtainUp