Theatre in the Rough will open their spring production, “Equivocation,” this weekend at McPhetre’s Hall, with shows continuing through March 24. Directed by Katie Jensen, the play centers on a fictional Shakespeare who has been commissioned to write a play promoting the government’s version of the Gunpowder Plot, an assassination attempt against King James I hatched in 1605. Written by Bill Cain, the play premiered in 2009 at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
A free preview performance will be held tonight, March 7, at 7:30 p.m., and a pay-as-you-will performance is scheduled for Thursday, March 14, at 7:30 p.m.
Evening performances are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Matinees are Sundays, March 17 and 24, at 2 p.m.
Tickets are available at the JACC, Hearthside, Rainy Day Books, at the door and online at www.theatreintherough.org.