Bill Cain play to bow in season's second slot

The Geffen Playhouse has added Bill Cain’s new play “Equivocation” to its 2009-10 lineup and confirmed two helmers for previously announced shows.

Bowing in the second slot of the season, “Equivocation” mixes history and fiction as it centers on the night England’s infamous Gunpowder Plot was foiled. Play runs Nov. 10-Dec. 20, with opening night skedded for Nov. 18. A director is still to be announced.

“Equivocation” follows the world preem of “Matthew Modine Saves the Alpacas” (Sept. 8-Oct. 18), for which the Geffen has confirmed helmer John Rando. Leonard Foglia will direct Laurence Fishburne topliner “Thurgood,” closing out the season June 27-Aug. 8, 2010.

The 2009-10 season also features Annette Bening starrer “The Female of the Species” (Feb. 2-March 14) and the world preem of tuner “Nightmare Alley,” helmed by Geffen producing director Gil Cates.

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