Equivocation: A Play Reading and Panel
December 12, 2019 · 7:00 pm—10:00 pm · McCosh 50
Alexi Sargeant, The Aquinas Institute for Catholic Life at Princeton University; Jonathan Alicea, The Playwright's Guild; Humanities Council
Equivocation whirls through William Shakespeare, his daughter Judith, the undercover Jesuit priest Fr. Henry Garnett, the Gunpowder Plot, and the history of Catholics in England. With a crackling dialogue and rich characterization, the play delves into the nature of theater and of faith by highlighting a particularly explosive period. Alexi Sargeant, Managing Director of The Aquinas Institute for Catholic Life at Princeton University, will direct a performance by local actors, including members of The Playwright’s Guild at Princeton University. Afterward, a talkback will feature Equivocation’s author Bill Cain (confirmation pending) alongside Princeton University or Princeton Theological Seminary professors. The evening will inspire conversations about spiritual and theatrical faith, the use and abuse of history, and truth-telling in a time of political repression.
This event is part of the Being Human Festival 2019 of the Humanities Council.