Hynes, who won the Best Direction Tony for The Beauty Queen of Leenane, will direct the upcoming New York City premiere production of Bill Cain's Equivocation, a new play set in the age of Shakespeare. It's part of Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming Off-Broadway season at New York City Center – Stage I, 131 West 55th Street.
Hynes returns to MTC after directing the theatre's Tony-nominated production of Brian Friel's Translations. Her other directing credits include The Cripple of Inishmaan, The Lonesome West and DruidSynge, the acclaimed production of the collected works of John Millington Synge mounted by the Druid Theatre, for which Hynes also serves as artistic director.
Equivocation will begin previews at MTC at New York City Center – Stage I on Feb. 9, 2010, in preparation for a March 2, 2010, opening night.
Equivocation is set in 1605 England and 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. It's billed as "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."
Cast and creative team for Equivocation will be announced in the coming weeks. Subscriptions to MTC's 2009-10 season are currently available by calling (212) 399-3050, Monday–Friday, noon–10 PM, Saturday 2 PM–6 PM with a major credit card. Subscriptions are also available online at www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com.
Single tickets to Equivocation, That Face and Lynn Redgrave's Nightingale will go on sale starting Sept. 8 at www.NYCityCenter.org or by calling (212) 581-1212. Other listings information will be released in the coming weeks.