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Manhattan Theatre Club Stage I (New York, NY)
131 West 55th Street


Tuesday at 7pm
Wednesday through Friday at 8pm
Saturday at 2pm & 8pm
Sunday at 2pm

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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.

Bill Cain's EQUIVOCATION Wins 2010 Steinberg/ATCA New Play AwardBill Cain's EQUIVOCATION Wins 2010 Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award
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. (more...)

BWW Reviews: EQUIVOCATION - Remember, Remember...BWW Reviews: EQUIVOCATION - Remember, Remember...
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. (more...)