Join Recycled Shakespeare Company in comedic mayhem at their production of Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor!
When the infamous buffoon John Falstaff rolls into town, he plans to claim rich married women as his lovers to get to their money. But the merry wives and a jealous husband devise plans to trap Falstaff in his own game while frends are hatching matches of their own. Join the whole town in laughter and song at the expense of Falstaff.
As with every play by RSC, it is free and accessible to all to attend. For a $10 donation, you may reserve a front row, best view seat by contacting Lyn at 314-4730 or [email protected].
The first show, on Friday, May 12, is the ever popular Pizza and a Play at 7pm at Fairfield House of Pizza in Fairfield. Doors open at 6pm so patrons may buy their food and sit down to an evening of…yes, pizza and a play! Seating is limited so claim your spot by contacting 314-4730.
Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 36 Cool Street in Waterville, is the venue at 7pm for Saturday, May 13 and Friday, May 19.
The stage at South Parish Congregational Church, 9 Church Street in Augusta, is the setting on Saturday, May 20, at 7pm.
A Sunday matinee will be held on May 21 at 2pm on stage at Central Hall Commons, 152 East Main Street in Dover-Foxcroft.
Concessions and RSC merchandise will be available for purchase and donations gladly accepted, all to support RSC ‘s work to bring free, quality, grassroots, green, community theater throughout Maine.
Musician and music teacher Joshua Bickford of Oakland has written all original music to enliven the production as he has written music to Shakespeare’s songs.
This 1950s Era interpretation is guided by seasoned director Vanessa Glazier of Waterville with choreography by Emily Carlton of China and produced by Lyn Rowden of Fairfield.
Joshua Fournier of Fairfield brings Falstaff to life while Mary Freeman of South Paris and Kristen Alberts of South China act as the merry wives. Murray Herard of Oakland sparks the comedic fuse as the jealous husband and his alter ego. Tammy Werber of Whitefield, Becca Bradstreet of Waterville, Sarah Mayven Crocker of Augusta, and Lena Page of Albion round out the hilarity, along with several other actors across the state in a cast ranging from age 8 to 80.
Photo by Shana Page.
Kristen Alberts as Mrs. Page, Joshua Fournier as John Falstaff, and Mary Freeman at Mrs Ford in Recycled Shakespeare Company’s production of The Merry Wives of Windsor.