According to MTC, "Bill Cain's new play set in 1605 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."
Garry Hynes directs a cast featuring Remy Auberjonois, Michael Countryman, David Furr, John Pankow (as Shakespeare, or "Shagspeare," as he's called here), Charlotte Parry (as his daughter Judith) and Tony Award nominee David Pittu.
Here is a look at the opening-night party held at Beacon on West 56th Street:
Tickets ($75) for Equivocation are available via New York City Center box office, CityTix at (212) 581-1212 and www.nycitycenter.org.
For more information, visit www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com.