Archive: Equus

November 7 - 28, 2015

Previews November 5 and 6

Produced by Cadence Theatre Company, in partnership with Virginia Rep.

At Theatre Gym at Virginia Rep Center

By Peter Shaffer
Direction by Anna Johnson
Choreography by Scott Putman

Equus setup

Jacob Pennington as Alan and Charley Raintree as Nugget. Photo by Jason Collins Photography.

"Go do this: Equus"


"Mesmerizing and haunting, Peter Shaffer’s masterfully-crafted script, Equus, was exquisitely rendered"


"The dancers, inhabiting the spirit, grace and physicality of horses, allow us to gaze upon the equine soul and the primal beauty it contains"

In Association with Amaranth Contemporary Dance and VCU Dance. This whirlwind thriller presents a provocative view of the Apollonian and Dionysian conflict between logical reasoning and chaotic emotional obsession as a psychiatrist endeavors to comprehend his young patient’s shocking brutality. This gripping international theatrical masterpiece is the winner of the 1975 Drama Desk Award: Best Play; Tony Award: Best Play; New York Drama Critics Circle: Best Play.

Contains full nudity. Parental discretion advised; suggested for ages 18+.


"More than dancing horses"
"Although actors typically play symbolic embodiments of the horses, they expanded the concept for this production..."

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