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Shakespeare on Tap: Equivocation by Bill Cain

Mon, Jul 22 @ 6:30 pm


Doors at 5:30pm | Show at 6:30pm | All Ages

About Shakespeare on Tap

With professional actors seated on stage, scripts on music stands, and minimal sound and lighting design elements, this new series offers you the chance to come hear new and/or contemporary plays inspired by Shakespeare as you enjoy dinner and drinks.

About Equivocation by Bill Cain

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.

Two tickets types are available for your convenience:

-Reserved Seating tickets for $14 offer guaranteed table seating

-General Admission, FREE FOR ALL, Or Pay What You Will tickets offer a variety of options including bar area seats, seating on the banquettes in the back of the mezzanine (view of the stage via TV screen), and standing room.

This program is made possible thanks to the generous support of 7SSC Season Sponsors DTC Lawyers: Donahue, Tucker & Ciandella, Faith Harrington & Peter Lamb through Julia’s Fund of the Maine Community Foundation; Eric Dufour, MBA, CFP of SagePoint Financial; and Art-Speak.


Mon, Jul 22
6:30 pm 9:30 pm
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The Press Room – Upstairs
77 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 US
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