EQUIVOCATION Makes Its Bay Area Premiere 3/25 At MTC

Marin Theatre Company is proud to present the high-stakes political thriller Equivocation by Bill Cain, which runs March 25 through April 18, 2010. This Bay Area premiere follows its smash world premiere at Oregon Shakespeare Festival and productions in Seattle, Los Angeles, and New York.

Equivocation goes behind the scenes at the legendary Globe Theatre as King James commissions William Shakespeare to write a play about a thwarted attempt on his life-the infamous Gunpowder Plot. Shakespeare and his company play a high-stakes political game as they struggle to stage the truth, stay true to their convictions, and keep their heads. Discover the story about the creation of Macbeth and King Lear in the play hailed as one of the most intelligent American plays in a decade.

Majestic in scope, playwright Bill Cain calls Equivocation "the story of how to tell the truth in difficult times, based on real events and real people of almost 400 years ago living in times very similar to our own." Equivocation is a recipient of The Edgerton Foundation 2008 New American Play Award for its world premiere at Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

"MTC is delighted produce the Bay Area premiere of this amazing and insightful new play in the prestigious company of such theaters as Oregon Shakespeare, Seattle Rep, Geffen Playhouse, and the Manhattan Theatre Club," says MTC Artistic Director Jasson Minadakis. "We are pleased to welcome stellar Bay Area stage veterans to our powerhouse cast-Anna Bullard, Andy Murray, Andrew Hurteau, Lance Gardner, Craig Marker, and Charles Shaw Robinson as Shag (aka William Shakespeare). This wonderful ensemble will portray 38 roles over the course of the evening, with Mr. Gardner accounting for 12 roles including Lady Macbeth. We promise a remarkable evening of theater."

Playwright Bill Cain is also Father Bill Cain, a Jesuit priest and teacher. His widely produced play Stand-Up Tragedy earned six LA Critics Awards in its premiere at the Mark Taper Forum, four Helen Hayes Awards at Arena Stage in Washington, DC, and the Joe A. Callaway Playwriting Award for its 1990 Broadway engagement. He has won many awards for his film and television work. Cain is the founder of the Boston Shakespeare Company, where he was Artistic Director for seven seasons.

MTC Artistic Director Jasson Minadakis directs the world premiere of Sharr White's Sunlight in addition to Equivocation this season. He directed Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, The Seafarer, and Lydia last season at MTC, as well as Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at Georgia Shakespeare Festival.

For more information visit www.marintheatre.org or call 415.388.5208.

Marin Theatre Company is located at 397 Miller Ave, Mill Valley CA 94941.

Previews-Thursday, March 25 through Sunday, March 28, 2010

Opening Night Gala -Tuesday, March 30 at 8:00 pm

Performance Schedule Mar 25-Apr 18

Tues, Thu, Fri & Sat 8:00 pm
Wed 7:30 pm
Sun 7:00 pm
Matinees: Thu Apr 8, 1:00 pm | Sat Apr 3 and 17, 2 pm | Every Sun 2:00 pm
Please check www.marintheatre.org or call box office at 415.388.5208 for exact performance dates and times.
Please check www.marintheatre.org or call box office at 415.388.5208 for exact performance dates and times.


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