Theater in the Woods: Equivocation

HBP Audition Capture (1)

Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 p.m.

August 4 – 19, 2017

Directed by Craig Hower

William Shakespeare finds himself between a powder keg and the crown in this brilliant new play by Bill Cain that premiered at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in 2009.

Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm. Make your reservations online by going to our Ticket Information and Reservations page.


Shag – Jefferson Clark
Judith – Heather Weatherald
Richard – Randy Sena
Nate – Jonathan Johnson
Armin – Matt Jones
Sharpe – Tyler Clark

England, 1605: A terrorist plot to assassinate King James I and blow Parliament to kingdom come with 36 barrels of devilish gunpowder! Shagspeare (after a contemporary spelling of the Bard’s name) is commissioned by Robert Cecil, the prime minister, to write the “true historie” of the plot. And it must have witches! The King wants witches! But as Shag and the acting company of the Globe, under the direction of the great Richard Burbage, investigate the plot, they discover that the King’s version of the story might, in fact, be a cover-up. Shag and his actors are confronted with the ultimate moral and artistic dilemma. Speak truth to power—and perhaps lose their heads? Or take the money and lie? Is there a third option—equivocation? A high-stakes political thriller with contemporary resonances, EQUIVOCATION gallops from the great Globe to the Tower of London to the halls of Parliament to the heart of Judith, Shag’s younger daughter, who finds herself unexpectedly at the very heart of the political, dramatic and—ultimately—human mystery.

08/04/2017 - 08/19/2017
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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