October 22 – December 13, 2015

By Bill Cain

Directed by Terrence J. Nolen

Arcadia Stage

Runtime: 2 hours and 30 minutes, with one 15 minute intermission



“Shagspeare,” a playwright in London in 1605, (yep, that’s the one) receives a royal commission to write a historical play about a treasonous act. But the government’s side of the story just isn’t adding up. Now Shag must navigate the dangerous politics between writing a lie (and losing his soul), or writing the truth (and losing his head!). Hailed as the “must see show of the season,” Equivocation is full of witty allusions to some of the Bard’s greatest works, and is a smart, contemporary and bold new look at our greatest playwright ever.


Eric Hissom  (Shag)
Dan Hodge  (Nate)
Sean Lally  (Sharpe)
Tony Lawton  (Armin)
Campbell O’Hare  (Judith)
Ian Merrill-Peakes  (Richard)



Terrence J. Nolen
Scenic Designer
David P. Gordon
Costume Designer
Rosemarie E. McKelvey
Lighting Designer
Solomon Weisbard
Sound Designer

Jorge Cousineau
Assistant Director
Ryann Carey
Fight Director
Ian Rose
Stage Manager
Katie Ringwood