Merry Wives of Windsor By William Shakespeare
(Buriel Clay Memorial Theater, 1st Floo)
Sat, May 4 -- Sun, May 26
Directed by Becky Kemper
Celebrating one of Shakespeare’s most beloved characters and infamous skirt-chasers, THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR reunites audiences with the ever-merry, ever-scheming character Sir John Falstaff from Shakespeare’s history plays King Henry IV, Part 1 and King Henry IV, Part 2, this time at the center of a comedy of his own. THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR chronicles the exploits of Falstaff who, down on luck and money, tries to swindle two seemingly-simple housewives. But the joke is on him when the Mistresses Ford and Page catch on to Falstaff’s seduction scheme and teach him a lesson with some mischief of their own.
African-American Shakespeare Company’s production, re-set in the 1960’s in the shared back yards of a city neighborhood, adopts the style of the popular urban black theater movement known as the “Chitlin Circuit.”
Saturday Performances at 8 p.m.
Sunday Performances at 3 p.m.
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