Rustic greenery shrouding a folkloric small town whisper telling of a bunch of lying girls with stilettos as weaponry, and the monotonous files shuffling belonging to an illicit law firm, are but two sets this husband-wife duo have used as an acting playground. Another is the stage as they’re trading in the small box for The Cape Cod Theatre Project’s closing 2021 play!
They are, of course, Screen Actors Guild Award-nominated Patrick J. Adams, most notably known for his portrayal as Mike Ross in Suits, and just as wittily-spun as her alter ego, Spencer Hastings on Pretty Little Liars, Troian Bellisario. Playwright Bill Cain, who is an ordained Jesuit priest in his spare time marrying Adams and Bellisario, has drawn up a comedic hypothetical scenario to Shakespeare’s possible life expectancy if the year of 1603 got tossed into a switcheroo with our current pandemic situation.
Additionally, Sathya Sridharan, bearing an impressive slate with the likes of Island of Contentment, Minor Premise, and Bikini Moon, also stars. The official synopsis reads:
“God’s Spies takes a somewhat comedic look at the plague of 1603 as Shakespeare (“Shax,” portrayed by Adams), having recently written the world’s greatest play, is struggling to write his next one. Perhaps fortunately for him, the plague has shut down theatres for a year, and he is sheltered-in-place with a young Puritan lawyer named Edgar (Sridharan) and a mature, streetwise prostitute named Ruth (Bellisario) – his quarantine companions – as he attempts to write his next masterpiece. Find out if Shakespeare survives the quarantine.”
Thursday, July 22, and Saturday, July 24 are marked as the dates for God’s Spies live-streamed readings airing at 7 p.m. ET. While tickets for individual performances are $25 per person with a post-show talkback included, the audience participates in a collaborative evaluation, sharing feedback with the playwright, director, and actors. Students can also opt for a special discount using a valid .edu email.
All the background access details from this season’s plays to their StageTalks can be found on The Cape Cod Theatre Project’s website.