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Equivocation - 2010 - Off-Broadway

Bill Cain's new play set in 1606 England begins when King James’ right hand man commissions William Shakespeare to write a new play about the Gunpowder Plot, a recent failed attempt to blow up Parliament and the Monarchy. Equivocation is a bold new look at the greatest playwright ever in a drama whose contemporary parallels are unmistakable and whose laughter is abundant – a work of startling revelations and vibrant theatricality. Tony Award winner Garry Hynes returns to MTC following her acclaimed production of Translations.


Manhattan Theatre Club Stage I

(New York, NY)
131 West 55th Street


by BWW News Desk - March 26, 2010
The American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA) has named Bill Cain's 'Equivocation' winner of the 2010 Harold and Mimi Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award, which recognizes the best scripts which premiered professionally in 2009 outside New York City. No play is eligible if it goes on to a production in New York, where there are plenty of awards, during the same award year.
by Jena Tesse Fox - March 8, 2010
Shakespeare is commissioned to write about current events in Bill Cain's fascinating new drama, currently running at Manhattan Theater Club.