This holiday season, come spend a jolly evening with…
The Merry Wives of Windsor
British American Business Council members save 20%!
Chicago Shakespeare Theater invites you to
The Merry Wives of Windsor
by William Shakespeare | directed by Barbara Gaines
in Chicago Shakespeare’s Courtyard Theater
800 E. Grand Avenue on Navy Pier
Prepare for a jolly good night out as Artistic Director Barbara Gaines transports audiences to a small English town in the late 1940s—complete with the swinging music and dancing of the era. Embraced by audiences as one of Shakespeare’s most delightful comedies, this high-spirited romp centers on the lovable rogue Sir John Falstaff. Hard up for money and seeking to restore his riches, Falstaff attempts to seduce the wives of Windsor’s two wealthiest citizens. But the wooed Windsor women see through Falstaff’s schemes, and his plans go awry with disastrous and hilarious consequences.
As a special offer for British American Business Council Members, a limited number of discounted tickets are available for performances Tuesday–Friday, December 3–December 13, 2013. Use promo code “MERRY” when booking online at www.chicagoshakes.com or by calling the Box Office at 312.595.5600.
Tickets are subject to availability, with a limit of four discount tickets per order. Not valid in combination with other offers or on previously purchased tickets.
Chicago’s Finest Actors Romp Through Windsor
in Shakespeare’s Situation Comedy
Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) Artistic Director Barbara Gaines directs William Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor, considered by many to be the first situation comedy, with a stellar cast of actors who have tread the boards in dozens of productions at CST. One of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies, The Merry Wives of Windsor is an energetic romp with the loveable rouge Sir John Falstaff, performed by Scott Jaeck, seeking to repair his depleted fortunes by wooing the two most prominent women in Windsor. He sets his sights on Mistress Page and Mistress Ford performed by Kelli Fox and Heidi Kettenring; but his plans go awry as the Windsor wives see through his intrigues and dupe him repeatedly. Chicago Shakespeare’s production will transport audiences to post-war England in the late 1940s with a soundtrack of the spirited dance music that energized the era.
The cast of The Merry Wives of Windsor features well-known CST veterans including Jeff Award-winning actors Kevin Gudahl as Master Page, Ross Lehman as Master Ford and Greg Vinkler as Dr. Caius. Tiffany Yvonne Cox portrays the young Anne Page and Matt Mueller appears as her poor but well-meaning suitor Fenton. The Merry Wives of Windsor will run in CST’s Courtyard Theater December 3, 2013 through January 19, 2014