Graciously sponsored by Shadelandhouse Modern Press, with LexArts, EQUIVOCATION runs February 9-25 at the Pam Miller Downtown Arts Center, with performances Thursdays through Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm. Lies. Jealousy. Betrayal. Conspiracy. William Shakespeare relishes these themes in his plays. But when King James pressures Shakespeare to write a propaganda play about the recently foiled "Gunpowder Plot," the Bard gets trapped in a drama more treacherous than even he could have written - and the truth of the "Plot" threatens not only his theatre, but all of England. Fans of murder and mayhem won't want to miss this smart and touching comic drama by Bill Cain, and directed by Jerre Dye (who helmed last season's fanciful production of Failure: a Love Story, and returning from Chicago!). Equivocation is a highly theatrical play - with actors playing multiple roles and the audience kept guessing from beginning to end where the play's many "plots" will lead. If you liked the witty and wonderful film Shakespeare in Love, you'll REALLY love this intelligent, insightful, and provocative look at one of our greatest creative minds, and the "alternative facts" an "fake news" that even he had to dodge in his own attempt to tell the truth in his art. EQUIVOCATION has a cast that includes Matthew Johnson*, Anthony Haigh, Samuel Lockridge, Cody Taylor, Shayne Brakefield, and Eva Gil* (* = members of Actors Equity Association). The design and production team includes Matthew Hallock, Barbara Clifton, Rob Thomas, Jesse Agro, Benjamin Nabinger, Adam Sovkoplas, Sam-Claire Bieber, Cameron Taylor, Patti Heying, and Andrew Dylan Ray.