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Idle Muse Theatre Company has announced the cast and production team for the first show of its 19/20 season, “Equivocation,” by Bill Cain, directed by Artistic Director Evan Jackson.
The cast includes Jake Baker (Richard, and others), Kade Cox (Sharpe, and others), Michael Dalberg (Nate, and others), Emerson Elias (Armin, and others), Brendan Hutt (Shag), and Kali Skatchke, (Judith).
The creative team includes Shellie DiSalvo (production manager), Libby Beyreis (violence designer), Heather Zink (stage manager), Milo Bue (scenic designer), William Sidney Parker (master carpenter), Joshua D. Allard (costume designer) Laura Wiley (lighting designer), L.J. Luthringer (music and sound designer), Tristan Brandon (props designer), Jennifer L. Mickelson (intimacy designer), Carrie Hardin (voice and dialect coach), and Shellie DiSalvo (makeup designer).
In the aftermath of the failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605 to assassinate King James I and destroy the British Parliament, playwright William Shagspeare (after a contemporary spelling of the Bard’s name) is commissioned by the powerful Lord Robert Cecil to write the “true historie” of the plot…to the particular specifications of His Majesty. As they work to unravel the truth behind the conspiracy, navigating clandestine meetings, betrayals, and brawls, the King’s Men acting company tests just how far they’re willing to go for each other and to speak truth to power.
“Equivocation” runs September 20 – October 10 at The Edge Theatre Off Broadway, 1133 W Catalpa Ave. For more information visit www.idlemuse.org.