Equity: A Modern Comedy in Elizabethan Verse
A Shakespeare-inspired epic comedy about arts activism and what it needs to triumph.
It’s a world just like ours, but one where people speak poetry as surely as they breathe and battles of wit often rhyme; though that doesn’t make them any less brutal. In this world, the Actors’ Equity Association is not a struggling union, but a pure-intentioned Camelot that rules over Broadway. And a mysterious evil seeks to destroy it: lobbying congress to ban all shows that aren’t cash cow musicals. Can a ragtag cast of Shakespeare lovers prove to the world that the pen is still mightier than the sword?
Isle of Shoals Productions Inc., the 3-time New York Innovative Theatre-Award winning company that produced 2018’s Alex & Eugene returns for its first live show since 2020 with a fully staged reading of Equity: A Modern Comedy In Elizabethan Verse. Equity, a contemporary epic about arts activism, is told with a fusion of modern-day language and Shakespearean-style verse, couplets and sonnets. The piece is co-produced and co-cast by Tessa Faye, who returns to Theatre Row after 2020’s Abnormal.
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