Shakespeare In The Vines Presents 'The Merry Wives Of Windsor'
Above: Promotional photo of Shakespeare in the Vines, performing "The Merry Wives Of Windsor". Courtesy of Shakespeare in the Vines.
Shakespeare in The Vines kicks off its 9th Summer Season with "The Merry Wives of Windsor"
Sir John Falstaff, a whale of a man who brings shame to the title of knight, decides to pay a visit to the town of Windsor, England. Broke and desperate, he hatches a plot to seduce and extort money from Mistress Page and Mistress Ford simultaneously.
Little does Falstaff know, that the women are best friends. They immediately share his love letters with each other. Joining forces, the merry wives decide to teach Falstaff a lesson he won’t soon forget.
Queen Elizabeth so loved Henry IV’s delightful character Falstaff that she requested Shakespeare write another play about the rogue. And so he did. But "The Merry Wives of Windsor" leaves the royal kingdom of Henry IV and pulls back the curtain on small town life. Gossip, intrigue, love, and laughs abound in one of Shakespeare’s funniest comedies.