Equivocation announces full cast

Manhattan Theatre Club have announced the full cast for their New York Premiere of Equivocation, by Bill Cain, directed by Tony Award winner Garry Hynes, opening at NY City Center Stage I on 2 Mar 2010, following previews from 9 Feb abd running through to 28 Mar 2010.

The cast will feature Remy Auberjonois, Michael Countryman, David Furr, John Pankow, Charlotte Parry and David Pittu.

Equivocation, set in 1605 England, begins when King James' right hand man commissions Shakespeare to write a play about the Gunpowder Plot, a recent failed attempt to blow up Parliament and the Monarchy. The Bard replies, 'I write histories, not current events.' Coerced by his own company to appease the government and write the play, Shakespeare embarks upon an investigation that uncovers unexpected lies and threats, deceits and dangers.

The production will feature scenic & costume design by Francis O'Connor, lighting design by David Weiner, sound design David Van Tieghem & Brandon Wolcott, and fight direction by David Brimmer.


Remy Auberjonois (Armin) has been seen on Broadway in 'The Country Girl,' 'Frost/Nixon,' and most recently, 'Irving Berlin's White Christmas.' Other New York credits include 'Anon' and 'The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow' for the Atlantic Theater, Doug Hughes' production of 'Othello' at the Public, and Primary Stages' New York premiere of A.R. Gurney's 'Strictly Academic.'

Michael Countryman (Richard) has appeared on Broadway in 'Night Must Fall,' 'Holiday,' 'Laughter on the 23rd Floor,' 'A Few Good Men' and 'Face Value.' Numerous Off-Broadway credits include 'Shipwrecked!,' 'Trumpery,' 'The Butcher Of Baraboo,' 'Mary Rose,' 'Dedication,' 'The Bald Soprano,' 'The Stendhal Syndrome,' 'House and Garden,' 'The Clearing,' 'Nine Armenians,' 'All in the Timing,' 'The Common Pursuit' and 'Out.'

David Furr (Sharpe) has been seeon on Broadway in 'Accent on Youth' (MTC), 'Cymbeline,' 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?,' 'The Rivals,' and 'King Lear' (with Christopher Plummer).

John Pankow (Shag) has appeared in numerous New York Shakespeare Festival productions, including 'The Tempest,' 'Measure for Measure,' 'Henry V,' and 'Two Gentlemen of Verona.' Pankow recently appeared in David Mamet's double bill, 'School and Keep Your Pantheon' at the Atlantic Theater, as well as Christopher Durang's 'Why Torture is Wrong, and the People who Love Them' at the Public Theater. He has appeared on Broadway in 'Cymbeline,' 'Amadeus,' 'Serious Money,' 'Twelve Angry Men,' and 'The Iceman Cometh.' Other Off-Broadway credits include the New York premiers of Brian Friel's 'Aristocrats' and John Patrick Shanley's 'Italian American Reconciliation' (both with Manhattan Theater Club), Peter Hedges' 'Baby Anger,' Caryl Churchill's 'Cloud Nine,' Israel Horowitz' 'North Shore Fish' and John Byrne's 'The Slab Boys.'

Charlotte Parry (Judith) was a part of the inaugural year of Sam Mendes' International 'Bridge Project,' performing in 'The Cherry Orchard' and 'The Winter's Tale 'at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, followed by a world tour and a sell-out run at The Old Vic in London. Parry has appeared on Broadway in the Tony Award winning 'The Real Thing' (also West End, London) and 'Coram Boy.' Off-Broadway Parry has been seen in 'Howard Katz' (Roundabout), 'Rainbow Kiss' (Play Co.) and 'The Master Builder' (Irish rep).

David Pittu (Nate) received the 2009 St Clair Bayfield Award for his performance as 'Feste' in 'Twelfth Night' at the Delacorte this summer. Last season, he wrote and starred in 'What's That Smell: The Music of Jacob Sterling' which received two Outer Critics nominations for Best Off-Broadway Musical and Best Actor in a Musical. He received Tony nominations for 'LoveMusik' and 'Is He Dead?'

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