Bill Cain's Equivocation Wins Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award
Equivocation is set in 1605 England and 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. The play premiered April 18, 2009, at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, later played at Seattle Repertory Theatre and is currently being presented by Manhattan Theatre Club at New York City Center, through March 28.
In addition, The Steinberg/ATCA has awarded two additional citations, including plaques and $7,500 each, to Time Stands Still, by Donald Margulies, and Legacy of Light, by Karen Zacarías. Margulies' play is currently being presented on Broadway by Manhattan Theatre Club at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, through March 27.