The Atlanta Shakespeare Company at The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse Presents EQUIVOCATION

England, 1605: A terrorist plot to assassinate King James I and blow up Parliament with 36 barrels of devilish gunpowder!

Shagspeare (after a contemporary spelling of the Bard's name) is commissioned by Robert Cecil, the prime minister, to write the "true historie" of the plot. And it must have witches! The King wants witches! But as Shag and the acting company of the Globe, under the direction of the great Richard Burbage, investigate the plot, they discover that the King's version of the story might, in fact, be a cover-up. Shag 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? A high-stakes political thriller with contemporary resonances, Equivocation gallops from the great Globe to the Tower of London to the halls of Parliament to the heart of Judith, Shag's younger daughter, who finds herself unexpectedly at the very heart of the political, dramatic and-ultimately-human mystery.

Join the cast and crew members for a lively Question and Answer session on Sunday May 1 after the show!

EQUIVOCATION is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

Dramatis Personae

William Shagspeare - Jeff Watkins*
Judith, Shag's daughter - Elizabeth Diane Wells*
Nate/Cecil - Clark Taylor
Richard Burbage - Robin Bloodworth*
Sharpe - Matt Felten
Armin, the script keeper - Nicholas Faircloth

*Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States

General Tavern Information

Social Media Links:

Twitter @shakespearetav
Facebook.com/ShakespeareTavern
Instagram: Shakespearetavernplayhouse
YouTube: ShakespeareTav

Performance days & times:
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM, and Sundays at 6:30 PM.
10 AM most Tuesday and Wednesdays.

Ticket Prices:

Seating areas: Main Floor Seats, Box Seats (on floor) and Balcony Seats

Regular Adult Ticket Prices range from $15-$40 depending on the day of the show, ticket availability and the seating area.

Discount Ticket Options:

$15 for Thursday Previews $20 for Friday Previews (unless otherwise noted);.

Student/Educator prices: $5 off per adult price level per night except in the Balcony on Thursdays. (Not valid on Saturday nights.)

$14 for 10am matinees.

$3 off for Military, Seniors, Groups of 10 or more, except in the Balcony on Thursdays.

Promotional discount offers are not valid closing weekend of a performance.
An 8% sales tax is added on top of all purchases made at The Shakespeare Tavern.

Purchase Tickets Online for most performances at www.shakespearetavern.com

For information on:

The Shakespeare Club Program and Flex Pass: call or email The Tavern Box Office at 404.874.5299 or boxoffice@shakespearetavern.com or visit our website at www.shakespearetavern.com

Education Programs and Workshops: call or email Laura Cole, Education Director at 404-874-5299, X58 or laura@shakespearetavern.com

Volunteer Opportunities: call or email Suzanne Mercer, Volunteer Coordinator at

404-874-5299, X59 or suzanne@shakespearetavern.com

Accessibility and The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse: The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse is handicapped accessible. Please let the box office know if you have any special needs that we should be aware of in order to make your Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse experience the very best we can. Our handicapped entrance ramp/parking is located directly behind our building. Once you turn onto Renaissance Parkway from Peachtree Street, you will turn right onto Courtland Street. The Tavern's back entrance will be immediately on your right once you clear the building on the corner and the traffic poles. The turn comes up quickly, so please drive slowly. Handicapped parking is directly in front of the ramp, behind our building.

Location: The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse is located at 499 Peachtree Street, NE, just four blocks south of The Fox Theater and directly across the street from Emory University Hospital Midtown.

Parking: In the evening, we recommend parking in the Emory University Hospital Midtown Parking Deck located directly across the street from the front doors of The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse on Peachtree Street. Regular parking price is $5.

DO NOT park on Pine Street or in the empty parking lots on Pine Street. Your car might be booted if you park in these lots.

Food and Beverage Service: The Tavern opens one hour and fifteen minutes before the performance for food and beverage service. Chef for a Night provides a British-pub-style menu for dinner. The Tavern has a beer, wine, coffee, tea, and soft drink bar that serves draft beers on tap.

Seating and Box Office: Seating is done on a "first come, first served" basis within each designated section. Table seating is limited however all seats can accommodate food and beverages. For reservations or more information, call or email The Tavern Box Office at 404.874.5299 or boxoffice@shakespearetavern.com or order tickets on-line at www.shakespearetavern.com

The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse is a registered 501 ( C ) 3 non-profit organization and is a member of The Actor's Equity Association, the professional union of actors and stage managers.



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