Character: Alan Strang
Directed by: Thea Sharrock
Written by: Peter Shaffer
Other cast: Richard Griffiths
Venue: Gielgud Theatre, London
Production dates: February 27, 2007 – June 9, 2007
Genre: Play, Drama, Revival
Running time: About 2 Hours

Peter Shaffer captured many different elements of society in his play Equus. Though the play was written in 1973, the underlying themes could easily mirror how things appear in today’s world. The two main characters, Dr. Dysart and Alan Strang, keep us in an extended state of suspense as we try to figure out what has happened and why Dysart was approached to help this young man. We enter a phase where we see a doctor who begins to admire his patient’s passion and wonder about his own life and what it has become.

Rating: PG-13/R
Stage Date Broadway: September 25, 2008 – February 4, 2009
Location: Broadhurst Theatre, Broadway

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