The Merry Wives of Windsor

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Aaron Posner
January 14 – March 01, 2020
Folger Theatre
TICKETS:
$30-$85

"Loads of fun...filled with performances that shine"
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Some appetites never go out of style. The pursuit of money is bound to backfire when the targets are smarter than their gold-digging schemer. Falstaff’s dubious plan to woo Windsor’s wealthy housewives is met with hilarious retaliation, when the ladies devise a plot to teach him a lesson he won’t soon forget. The comedic comeuppance is an absolute treat in Shakespeare’s delightful comedy on love, money, deception, and the wiles of women.

Performances of The Merry Wives of Windsor run approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes including one 15-minute intermission.
 

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Who's Who

Mistress Page
Anne Page/Bardolph
Mistress Ford
Mine Host
Pistol/J. Rugby/ Roberta
Justice Shallow
Falstaff
Dr. Caius
Mistress Quickly
Abraham Slender
Nym/Fenton
Sir Hugh Evans
Simple/John
Director
Scenic Design
Costume Design
Lighting Design
Original Music and Sound Design
Voice/Text and Dialect Coach
Resident Dramaturg
New York Casting
Folger Casting
Production Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Manager

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The merry wives (Regina Aquino, left and Ami Brabson) share a good laugh at the expense of the scheming Falstaff. 

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An irritable Dr. Caius (Cody Nickell) gives orders to his servant Mistress Quickly (Kate Eastwood Norris). 

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Falstaff (Brian Mani) asks Pistol (Danielle Gallo) to deliver his two identical love letters to a couple of merry wives in the town of Windsor. 

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The gold-digging Falstaff (Brian Mani) tries to seduce Mrs. Page (Regina Aquino). 

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A suspicious Dr. Caius (Cody Nickell) demands answers from Mistress Quickly (Kate Eastwood Norris) after capturing Simple (Derrick Truby, left) red-handed in the closet. 

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Falstaff (Brian Mani) uses his brazen skills of seduction on a surprised Mrs. Ford (Ami Brabson).

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Abraham Slender (Brian Reisman) is a bit uncomfortable at wooing the town’s most eligible bachelorette, Anne Page (Linda Bard).

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Falstaff (Brian Mani, right) reports back to a disguised Mr. Ford (Eric Hissom) on the affairs of Mrs. Ford in Folger Theatre’s 1970’s-infused The Merry Wives of Windsor.

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The cast of The Merry Wives of Windsor breaks out in full 1970s dance. 

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Mistress Quickly (Kate Eastwood Norris) meets in secret with the scheming Falstaff (Brian Mani).

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Fenton (Dante Robert Rossi) consoles his true love, Anne Page (Linda Bard).

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Mrs. Page (Regina Aquino, left) and Mrs. Ford (Ami Brabson), Windsor’s merry wives, having fun retaliating against a conniving Falstaff (Brian Mani).

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Mine Host (Louis E. Davis, left) cozies up to Dr. Caius (Cody Nickell). 

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Slender (Brian Reisman, left) and Justice Shallow (Tommy A. Gomez) try to understand Windsor's local glergyman, the Welsh-accented Sir John Hughes (Todd Scofield). 

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The cast of Folger Theatre's The Merry Wives of Windsor!

Read through the Playbill for The Merry Wives of Windsor.

 

 

 

 

Folger Theatre gratefully acknowledges the kind support of the following sponsors.
 

Premier Season Sponsors

Peter Andrews, In memory of Joan Andrews, a Folger Reader and supporter for many years.
 

Season Sponsors

Maygene and Steve Daniels
Helen and David Kenney and Family
Robin and Roger Millay
Neal T. Turtell
Scott and Liz Vance
 

Production Sponsors

Nancy and Steve Howard
 

Contributing Sponsors

Keith and Celia Arnaud
Jeffrey P. Cunard
Denise Gwyn Ferguson
Margaret and David Gardner
 

Associate Sponsors

Mr. William J. Camarinos
Barbra Eaton and Ed Salners
Rick Kasten
Pam McFarland and Brian Hagenbuch