Equivocation by Bill Cain

February 1 – 25, 2018

William Shakespeare is commissioned by Sir Robert Cecil, the most powerful man in England, to write the true history of the Gunpowder Plot — a failed attempt to kill King James I. But as Shag and his actors rehearse their new play, they suspect the government’s version might be a product of “alternative facts.” Now, the greatest writer of all time must decide between writing a lie and losing his soul, or writing the truth and losing his head.

ShakesFest Bonus Reading Series

THE SEEDS OF BANQUO by Angela Iannone — Monday, February 12, 2017
Renowned actor Edwin Booth conducts an unforgettable rehearsal of MacBeth.

THE BOOK OF WILL by Lauren Gunderson — Tuesday, February 20, 2017
The fun and fascinating story of how Shakespeare’s best friends saved his plays.

The $50 ShakesFest package includes one ticket each to EQUIVOCATION, THE SEEDS OF BANQUO and THE BOOK OF WILL. Use the code SHAKES when ordering online.

Show Run Time: The run time of this production will be posted closer to opening.


Michael Cotey, Director

Mark Ulrich 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

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