EQUIVOCATION
BILL CAIN
APRIL 25 - JUNE 8 


Equivocation is "the use of ambiguous language to conceal the truth or to avoid committing oneself" - and EQUIVOCATION is exactly that. Robert Cecil, Secretary of State to James I, commissions the unwilling playwright William Shagspeare to write a history of the Gunpowder Plot, the failed assassination of King James. Shag takes on this controversial play and uncovers a murderous conspiracy so scandalous even he couldn't have written it. To save his own life, Shag must learn how to equivocate and in doing so creates one of his greatest works. Hint: it's the perfect play to partner with Macbeth in repertory.




Equivocation was developed at TheatreWorks 
Palo Alto, CA as part of their New Works Festival 
and the Ojai Playwrights Conference, Robert Egan, Artistic Director. 

It was originally produced by Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Bill Rauch, Artistic Director; Paul Nicholson, Executive Director