The Merry Wives of Windsor - by William Shakespeare

November 11-20, 2022

Hilberry Theatre

Written by William Shakespeare, The Merry Wives of Windsor is a comedic romp about a big man whose big schemes land him in big trouble! The boozing and boorish Sir John Falstaff is in Windsor looking to have fun. But he's running out of money, and so hatches a plot to woo a wealthy wife away from her husband and get her money. But instead of sending a love letter to just one woman, he sends identical letters to two: Mrs. Page and Mrs. Ford. The women learn about Falstaff's dishonorable intentions and set out to humiliate him appropriately.

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Performance schedule

  • 8:00 p.m. Friday, November 11
  • 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 12
  • 8:00 p.m. Saturday, November 12
  • 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 16
  • 7:00 p.m. Thursday, November 17
  • 8:00 p.m. Friday, November 18
  • 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 19
  • 8:00 p.m. Saturday, November 19
  • 3:00 p.m. Sunday, November 20

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