The Merry Wives of Windsor
The Merry Wives of Windsorby William Shakespeare
Directed by George M. Roesler
“Well, if my wind were long enough, I would repent.”Falstaff, the man who loves to play tricks on other, becomes the butt of ridicule when he attempts to con the two merry wives, Mistress Ford and Mistress Page, out of some cash. The pair manage to outwit Falstaff and, along the way, teach the jealous Mr. Ford a lesson. The Merry Wives of Windsoris truly a positive statement about love, marriage, trust and family, with a feminist twist. “Wives may be merry and yet honest too.”
June 29, June 30, July 6, July 19, July 27, August 4
The Two Gentlemen of Verona
The Two Gentlemen of Veronaby William Shakespeare
Directed by Ann Frances Gregg
At the start of the play, young Proteus only has eyes for Julia. However, on a trip to Milan, one look at the cool and confident Silvia changes everything. Now Proteus is head-over-heels with his best friend’s girl, but Julia is determined not to fade into the background. Competitive wooers, a cross-dressing heroine, and a nighttime escape make this, one of Shakespeare’s earliest plays, a fun adventure for all audiences.
July 5, July 7, July 13, July 21, July 26, August 3
Coriolanusby William Shakespeare
Directed by Jeff Altier
Coriolanus is a great war general, but now it’s peacetime and he is persuaded to become a tribune and man of the people. But Coriolanus thinks the people are unworthy of a voice in their own government and treats them with contempt and rage. The power of self-governing is opposed to the power by the few. In addition, Coriolanus is too proud and stubborn to believe there might be a better way to solve things than by violence. This is one of the final tragedies by Shakespeare, and one of the least performed. It is also the most political play he ever wrote.
July 12, July 14, July 20, July 28, August 2