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Idle Muse Theatre Company Presents Equivocation
Idle Muse Theatre Company (IMTC) begins its 2019-20 Season with Equivocation, by Bill Cain, directed by Artistic Director Evan Jackson*, September 20 – October 20 at The Edge Theatre Off Broadway, 1133 W Catalpa Ave. Previews are Friday, Sept. 20 and Saturday, Sept. 21 at 8 p.m. Opening night is Monday, Sept. 23, at 8 p.m. The regular performance run is Thursdays – Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. with an additional performance: Wednesday, Oct. 9, at 8 p.m. Industry nights are $10 every Thursday for industry professionals. Tickets are $10-$20 and are on sale now at www.idlemuse.org; or by calling 773.340.9438.
In the aftermath of the failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605 to assassinate King James I and destroy the British Parliament, playwright William Shagspeare (after a contemporary spelling of the Bard’s name) is commissioned by the powerful Lord Robert Cecil to write the “true historie” of the plot…to the particular specifications of His Majesty. As they work to unravel the truth behind the conspiracy, navigating clandestine meetings, betrayals, and brawls, the King’s Men acting company tests just how far they’re willing to go for each other and to speak truth to power. When duty to country and pursuit of the truth collide, the Globe Theatre becomes the stage for Shag’s darkest play yet – and the battle for a nation’s soul. Fact, fiction, politics and comedy all vie for control in this critically acclaimed dramatic account of a historical national crisis.
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