Actors Shakespeare Project: Equivocation

Sunday November 4th, 2018

Equivocation by Bill Cain

Directed by Christopher V. Edwards

Artistic Director, Actors' Shakespeare Project

“Answer the question beneath the question. The equivalent question. Answer the question really asked. And answer it with – your – life.”

– Equivocation, Act II

The Society cordially invites you to lunch and a new play about the Gunpowder Plot on Sunday, November 4 at 3:00p.m.

1:00pm lunch: pay for your own

Pho Lemongrass

239 Harvard Street, Brookline - just across the street from the performance space

3pm Matinee with Post-show Discussion

Tickets are $45 each and available for booking by clicking here

The play, which is in repertory with Actors Shakespeare's production of Macbeth, has been reviewed in the Boston Globe.

Plot Synopsis:

It is England 1605, and a terrorist plot to assassinate the King of England, James I, and blow up Parliament with barrels of gunpowder has been foiled. Prime Minister Robert Cecil commissions William Shakespeare to write a lasting history of the failed plot. King James wants a play and he wants witches. As Shakespeare wrestles with the dilemma of being a propagandist playwright in service to the Crown, his company of fellow actors at the Globe Theatre explore the new play and find the story might just be a political cover. Do the actors speak truth to power, the King and Cecil, and risk spending their lives in prison, or worse, lose their heads?

Click Here to Meet the Cast

The restaurant and church are easily accessible by car and parking.


There is no public parking lot at United Parish. The parking lot located on Harvard Street next to the building is not available for short-term parking. On street meter parking is readily available in the neighborhood. Handicap parking is available in the driveway on Marion Street immediately next to the handicap-accessible entrance.


Take the Green Line C to Coolidge Corner Stop and walk two blocks south on Harvard Street.

Produced at The United Parish in Brookline, 210 Harvard Street

Link to directions and parking