Manhattan Theatre Club’s Off-Broadway Season Revving Up!
TONY AWARD WINNER GARRY HYNES
TO DIRECT NEW YORK PREMIERE OF BILL CAIN’S
Tony Award winner Garry Hynes will direct the upcoming production of EQUIVOCATION which is a part of Manhattan Theatre Club’s upcoming 2009-2010 Off-Broadway season.
Garry Hynes will direct MTC’s upcoming production of Bill Cain’s EQUIVOCATION. Hynes returns to MTC after directing the theatre’s Tony-nominated production of Brian Friel’s Translations. She made history by becoming the first woman to win a Tony for direction of a play for The Beauty Queen of Leenane. Her other directing credits include The Cripple of Inishmaan, The Lonseome West, and DruidSynge, the acclaimed production of the collected works of John Millington Synge mounted by the Druid Theatre, for which Hynes also serves as artistic director.
EQUIVOCATION will begin previews at MTC at New York City Center – Stage I on Tuesday, February 9, 2010 in preparation for a Tuesday, March 2, 2010 opening night.
Bill Cain’s new play set in 1605 England begins when King James’ right hand man commissions William Shakespeare to write a new play about the Gunpowder Plot, a recent failed attempt to blow up Parliament and the Monarchy. EQUIVOCATION is a bold new look at the greatest playwright ever in a drama whose contemporary parallels are unmistakable and whose laughter is abundant – a work of startling revelations and vibrant theatricality.