Previews are underway for the New York premiere of EQUIVOCATION by Bill Cain (former artistic director of Boston Shakespeare Company), and directed by Tony Award winner Garry Hynes (Translations, Beauty Queen of Leenane). Opening night is set for March 2 at Manhattan Theatre Club at New York City Center - Stage I.
The cast features Remy Auberjonois (The Country Girl, Frost/Nixon), Michael Countryman (Mary Stuart, MTC's House and Garden), David Furr (MTC's Accent on Youth, Cymbeline), John Pankow (Twelve Angry Men, "Mad About You"), Charlotte Parry (Coram Boy, The Real Thing), and David Pittu (What's That Smell?, Tony nominee for MTC's LoveMusik).
The limited engagement of EQUIVOCATION will begin previews Tuesday, February 9 and open Thursday, March 2 at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street).
Bill Cain's new play set in 1605 England begins when King James' right hand man (David Pittu) commissions William Shakespeare (John Pankow) 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.
The production will feature scenic & costume design by Francis O'Connor, lighting design by David Weiner, sound design David Van Tieghem & Brandon Wolcott, and fight direction by David Brimmer.
Special thanks to the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust for supporting new American plays at Manhattan Theatre Club.
Tickets for EQUIVOCATION are available via New York City Center Box Office (131 West 55th
Street), CityTix® (212-581-1212) and www.nycitycenter.org. Tickets for EQUIVOCATION are $75.
Performance Schedule for EQUIVOCATION:
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9 - SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21: Tuesday at 7 PM, Wednesday through; Saturday at 8 PM, Sunday at 7 PM. Matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22 - SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28: Tuesday at 7 PM, Wednesday through
Saturday at 8 PM. Matinees on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2 PM.
MONDAY, MARCH 1 - SUNDAY, MARCH 7: Tuesday at 7 PM, Wednesday through Saturday at 8 PM,
Sunday at 7 PM. Matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM.
MONDAY, MARCH 8 - SUNDAY, MARCH 14: Tuesday at 7 PM, Wednesday through Saturday at 8 PM.
Matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM. Note, only seven performances are on sale to the general public this week.
MONDAY, MARCH 15 - SUNDAY, MARCH 28: Tuesday at 7 PM, Wednesday through Saturday
at 8 PM. Matinees on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday at 2 PM.
For more information on MTC, please visit www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com.
Photos Credit: Joan Marcus