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The Merry Wives of Windsor

Tuesday, September 22th, 2009 by Jacob Roe-Bauer

AHS--Merry Wives of Windsor--photo by Jacob Roe-Bauer

Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor is a fast-paced Renaissance comedy of delightful intrigue and misunderstandings. When scheming for some fast cash, Sir John Falstaff attempts to seduce and swindle two Windsor merry wives: Mistress Ford and Mistress Page. When they put their heads together and compare his letters, they plan a practical joke or two to teach the knight a lesson. But Mistress Ford's husband is a very jealous man and is pumping Falstaff for information of the affair. Meanwhile the Pages' daughter Anne is besieged by suitors which all adds to the hilarious consequences. AHS presents this delightful comedy, directed by OSF’s Tyrone Wilson, with a cast of 31. The Merry Wives of Windsor plays for 7 performances only, November 4 ($5. preview), November 5, 6, 7 and 12, 13, 14,  at 7:30 p.m. and only one Sunday Matinee on November 15 at 2:00 p.m. Reserved seating ($15) as well as general ($10.) and reduced senior/student ($5) tickets are sold at showtix4u.com. Tickets are also sold at Paddington Station, Tree House Books, Music Coop and AHS Main Office.

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