Equivocation at Hard Bargain, Aug 4-19

Equivocation at Hard Bargain, Aug 4-19

EQUIVOCATION
By Bill Cain
Directed by Craig Hower
August 4-19, 2017
Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00pm

Location: Hard Bargain Players

A Shakespeare-style play about telling the truth in difficult times. 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.

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.

Tickets for Hard Bargain Players performances are $12 for adults, $10 for students, seniors and members of the Alice Ferguson Foundation.

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Tags: Hard Bargain Players, Accokeek Maryland, Equivocation, Bill Cain, Craig Hower

Auditions for Equivocation by the Hard Bargain Players, May 8-13

Auditions for Equivocation by the Hard Bargain Players, May 8-13

Auditions for EQUIVOCATION
By Bill Cain
Directed by Craig Hower

Location: Hard Bargain Players

A Shakespeare-style play about telling the truth in difficult times. 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.

The Hard Bargain Players in Accokeek, Maryland and Director Craig Hower are looking for five men and one woman to accomplish this dynamic cast.

Auditions will be held May 8, 10 at 7 pm and May 13 at 10 am at the Hard Bargain Amphitheater, 2001 Bryan Point Rd.

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. If you would like to prepare a monologue, that will be welcome. Come dressed to move.

Performances: August 4-19, 2017, Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00pm.

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