by Bill Cain
Directed by Madeleine Smith
January 11 – February 2, 2019
Matinees: January 20* and 27 at 2pm
*Please note there will be an interactive talkback with the cast and crew immediately following the Sunday January 20th matinee!
“The whole cast gives some of the finest performances you may see in community theatre.” – Maryland Theatre Guide
“Equivocation has many pleasures, from the witty script, to the appealing performances, to some unusual directorial touches by Director Madeleine Smith.” – DC Metro Theater Arts
England, 1605: A tight ensemble of star actors from the King’s Men company, including William Shakespeare, are commissioned to produce an impossible-to-write show about the foiled Gunpowder Plot, where conspirators attempted to blow up the King and Parliament. But as the acting company of the Globe investigate the plot, they discover that the King’s version of the story might, in fact, be a cover-up. Shakespeare and his actors are confronted with the ultimate moral and artistic dilemma. Speak truth to power—and perhaps lose their heads? Or take the money and lie? Is there a third option—equivocation?
Producer – Brendan Murray
Shag – Keith Cassidy
Richard – Tom Howley
Sharpe – Nicholas Temple
Nate – Gary Sullivan
Armin – David Dubov
Judith – Lena Winter