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Folger Theatre produced William Shakespeare's ''The Merry Wives of Windsor'', directed by Aaron Posner, from January 16 to March 1, 2020.
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[[Folger Theatre]] produced William Shakespeare's ''[[The Merry Wives of Windsor]]'', directed by Aaron Posner, from January 16 to March 1, 2020.
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[[File:Mww15.jpg|center|frame|Cameron Whitman Photography.  The cast of Folger Theatre's The Merry Wives of Windsor!]]
  
  
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===Cast===
 
===Cast===
Regina Aquino*: Mistress Page
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* Regina Aquino*: Mistress Page
 
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* Linda Bard: Anne Page/Bardolph
Linda Bard: Anne Page/Bardolph
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* Ami Brabson*: Mistress Ford
 
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* Louis E. Davis*: Mine Host
Ami Brabson*: Mistress Ford
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* Danielle Gallo: Pistol/J. Rugby/ Roberta
 
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* Tommy Gomez*: Justice Shallow
Louis E. Davis*: Mine Host
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* Eric Hissom*: Ford
 
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* Brian Mani*: Falstaff
Danielle Gallo: Pistol/J. Rugby/ Roberta
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* Cody Nickell*: Dr. Caius
 
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* Kate Eastwood Norris*: Mistress Quickly
Tommy Gomez*: Justice Shallow
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* Brian Reisman: Abraham Slender
 
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* Dante Robert Rossi: Nym/Fenton
Eric Hissom*: Ford
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* Todd Scofield*: Sir Hugh Evans
 
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* Tyee Tilghman*: Page
Brian Mani*: Falstaff
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* Derrick Truby: Simple/John
 
 
Cody Nickell*: Dr. Caius
 
 
 
Kate Eastwood Norris*: Mistress Quickly
 
 
 
Brian Reisman: Abraham Slender
 
 
 
Dante Robert Rossi: Nym/Fenton
 
 
 
Todd Scofield*: Sir Hugh Evans
 
 
 
Tyee Tilghman*: Page
 
 
 
Derrick Truby: Simple/John
 
  
 
===Understudies===
 
===Understudies===
Natalie Cutcher: Mistress Page
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* Natalie Cutcher: Mistress Page
 
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* John Floyd: Simple/John, Mine Host
John Flyod: Simple/John, Mine Host
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* Karolina Keach: Mistress Ford, Mistress Quickly  
 
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* Jeff Raab: Dr. Caius, Sir Hugh Evans  
Karolina Keach: Mistress Ford, Mistress Quickly  
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* Dante Robert Ross: Page
 
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* Ryan Sellers: Ford
Jeff Raab: Dr. Caius, Sir Hugh Evans  
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* Rachael Small: Anne Page, Pistol/J. Rugby/ Roberta
 
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* Tyee Tilghman*: Falstaff  
Dante Robert Ross: Page
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* Derrick Truby: Justice Shallow
 
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* Alex Turner: Abraham Slender, Nym/Fenton
Ryan Sellers: Ford
 
 
Rachael Small: Anne Page, Pistol/J. Rugby/ Roberta
 
 
 
Tyee Tilghman*: Falstaff  
 
 
 
Derrick Truby: Justice Shallow
 
 
 
Alex Turner: Abraham Slender, Nym/Fenton
 
 
 
  
 
===Creative Team===
 
===Creative Team===
 
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* William Shakespeare, Playwright
Aaron Posner**, Director  
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* Aaron Posner**, Director  
 
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* Tony Cisek***, Scenic Design  
Tony Cisek***, Scenic Design  
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* Devon Painter***, Costume Design  
 
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* Max Doolittle***, Lighting Design  
Devon Painter***, Costume Design  
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* Matthew Nielson***, Original Music and Sound Design  
 
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* Michele Osherow: Resident Dramaturg  
Max Doolittle***, Lighting Design  
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* Eisenburg/Bean Casting, New York Casting  
 
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* Manna-Symone Middlebrooks, Folger Casting
Matthew Nielson***, Original Music and Sound Design  
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* Marcedes L. Clanton*, Production Stage Manager
 
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* Juliet Jewett*, Assistant Stage Manager
Michele Osherow: Resident Dramaturg  
 
 
 
Eisenburg/Bean Casting, New York Casting  
 
 
 
Folger Casting, Manna-Symone Middlebrooks  
 
 
 
Marcedes L. Clanton*, Production Stage Manager
 
 
 
Juliet Jewett*, Assistant Stage Manager  
 
 
 
  
 
===Production Team===
 
===Production Team===
 
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* Charlie Marie McGrath, Associate Director
Associate Director, Charlie Marie McGrath  
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* Clancey Vonanovich, Assistant Director  
 
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* Kelli Jones, Production Assistant  
Assistant Director, Clancey Vonanovich
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* Lisa Nathans, Dialect Coach  
 
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* Lorraine Ressegger-Slone, Intimacy Director
Production Assistant, Kelli Jones
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* Tro Shaw, Choreography
 
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* Bella Faccia, Inc., Set Construction  
Dialect Coach, Lisa Nathans
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* Cameron Osterneck, Prop Master  
 
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* Willow Watson, Prop Assistant  
Intimacy Director, Lorraine Ressegger-Slone
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* Jeanette Christensen, Assistant Costume Designer  
 
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* Denise O'Brien, Wig Designer
Choreography, Tro Shaw
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* Cindey Forkpah, Wardrobe Head  
 
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* Jenn Pinkos, First Hand  
Set Construction, Bella Faccia, Inc.   
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* Daisy Howard, Stitcher
 
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* Alex Keen, Master Electrician  
Prop Master, Cameron Osterneck
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* Kristen Roth, Assistant Electrician
 
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* Brandon Roe, Sound Engineer
Prop Assistant, Willow Watson
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* Kara Jobe, For Eisenburg/Beans Casting Casting Intern
 
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* OpenBox9, Graphic Design & Advertising Agency
Assistant Costume Designer, Jeanette Christensen
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* Emily Tartenella, Marketing Design Consultant  
 
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* Brittany Diliberto & Bee Two Sweet Photography, Promotional Photography  
Wig Designer, Denise O'Brien  
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* C. Stanley Photography, Production Photography
 
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* Chiet Productions & Leon Swerdel-Rich, Promotional & Production Video
Wardrobe Head, Cindey Forkpah
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* WAPAVA, Archival Video
 
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* C2, Open Captioning
First Hand, Jenn Pinkos
 
 
 
Stitcher, Daisy Howard  
 
 
 
Master Electrician, Alex Keen
 
 
 
Assistant Electrician, Kristen Roth
 
 
 
Sound Engineer, Brandon Roe
 
 
 
For Eisenburg/Beans Casting Casting Intern, Kara Jobe
 
 
 
Graphic Design & Advertising Agency, OpenBox9
 
 
 
Marketing Design Consultant, Emily Tartenella
 
 
 
Promotional Photography, Brittany Diliberto & Bee Two Sweet Photography  
 
 
 
Production Photography, C. Stanley Photography
 
 
 
Promotional & Production Video, Chiet Productions & Leon Swerdel-Rich
 
 
 
Archival Video WAPAVA
 
 
 
Open Captioning, C2
 
 
 
  
 
===Folger Theatre===
 
===Folger Theatre===
 
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* Janet Alexander Griffin, Artistic Producer
Janet Alexander Griffin, Artistic Producer
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* Beth Emelson, Associate Artistic Producer
 
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* David Polk, General Manager
Beth Emelson, Associate Artistic Producer
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* Charles Flye, Theatre Production Manager
 
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* Rebekah Sheffer, Assistant Technical Director
David Polk, General Manager
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* Katelyn Manfre,  Humanities Program Coordinator
 
 
Charles Flye, Theatre Production Manager
 
 
 
Rebekah Sheffer, Assistant Technical Director
 
 
 
  
 
==Other Media==
 
==Other Media==
  
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<html5media height="180" width="320">https://www.youtube.com/embed/OnEM8u9pvVc</html5media>
  
 
==Reviews==
 
==Reviews==
  
“It’s 1972 at the Folger—and it’s quite the time! Loads of fun” – BroadwayWorld
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“It’s 1972 at the Folger—and it’s quite the time! Loads of fun” – [https://www.broadwayworld.com/washington-dc/article/BWW-Review-THE-MERRY-WIVES-OF-WINDSOR-at-Folger-Theatre-20200122 BroadwayWorld]
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“Like a good fondue, it’s super cheesy … and a treat” - [https://dcist.com/story/20/01/22/a-70s-setting-makes-folger-theatres-merry-wives-of-windsor-extra-cheesy/ DCist]
  
“Like a good fondue, it’s super cheesy and a treat” - DCist
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“A hilarious send-up of the 70s makes for a merry evening indeed” – [https://dctheatrescene.com/2020/01/22/review-folger-theatre-takes-leave-of-capital-hill-with-an-hilarious-sendup-of-the-70s-merry-wives-of-windsor/ DC Theatre Scene]
  
“A hilarious send-up of the 70s … makes for a merry evening indeed” – DC Theatre Scene
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“Aaron Posner adds some trippy twists to The Merry Wives of Windsor" - [https://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/arts/theater/article/21111952/the-merry-wives-of-windsor-at-folger-theatre-reviewed City Paper]
  
“Aaron Posner adds some trippy twists to The Merry Wives of Windsor" - City Paper
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"Magnificently ridiculous ... quite possibly the best Wives you'll ever see" - [https://www.metroweekly.com/2020/01/theater-review-folgers-magnificent-merry-wives-of-windsor/ Metro Weekly]
  
"Magnificently ridiculous ... quite possibly the best Wives you'll ever see" - Metro Weekly
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"Riotously funny ... the cast is stellar" - [https://dcmetrotheaterarts.com/2020/01/22/the-merry-wives-of-windsor-at-folger-theatre-stellar-comedy-and-groovy-fashions/ DC Metro Theater Arts]
  
"Riotously funny ... the cast is stellar" - DC Metro Theater Arts
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"Fabulous ... full of fun, frivolity, and rad tunes" - [https://mdtheatreguide.com/2020/01/theater-review-the-merry-wives-of-windsor-at-folger-theater/ MD Theatre Guide]
  
"Fabulous ... full of fun, frivolity, and rad tunes" - MD Theatre Guide
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"Hilarious … you are in for a treat” – [https://thezebra.org/2020/01/22/folger-theatres-rollicking-the-merry-wives-of-windsor/ The Zebra]
  
"Hilarious … you are in for a treat” – The Zebra
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"It's a hoot" - [https://georgetowner.com/articles/2020/01/23/merry-wives-of-windsor-for-the-fun-of-it/ The Georgetowner]
  
"It's a hoot" - The Georgetowner
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Two hours of fun and frivolity ... you can't help but feel groovy" - [https://playstosee.com/the-merry-wives-of-windsor-3/ Plays To See]
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==Image Gallery==
  
Two hours of fun and frivolity ... you can't help but feel groovy" - Plays To See
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<gallery>
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File:Mww1.jpg|The merry wives (Regina Aquino, left and Ami Brabson) share a good laugh at the expense of the scheming Falstaff. Cameron Whitman Photography
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File:Mww2.jpg|An irritable Dr. Caius (Cody Nickell) gives orders to his servant Mistress Quickly (Kate Eastwood Norris). Cameron Whitman Photography
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File:Mww3.jpg|Falstaff (Brian Mani) asks Pistol (Danielle Gallo) to deliver his two identical love letters to a couple of merry wives in the town of Windsor. Cameron Whitman Photography
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File:Mww4.jpg|The gold-digging Falstaff (Brian Mani) tries to seduce Mrs. Page (Regina Aquino). Cameron Whitman Photography
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File:Mww5.jpg|A suspicious Dr. Caius (Cody Nickell) demands answers from Mistress Quickly (Kate Eastwood Norris) after capturing Simple (Derrick Truby, left) Cameron Whitman Photography
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File:Mww6.jpg|Falstaff (Brian Mani) uses his brazen skills of seduction on a surprised Mrs. Ford (Ami Brabson). Cameron Whitman Photography
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File:Mww7.jpg|Abraham Slender (Brian Reisman) is a bit uncomfortable at wooing the town’s most eligible bachelorette, Anne Page (Linda Bard). Cameron Whitman Photography
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File:Mww8.jpg|Falstaff (Brian Mani, right) reports back to a disguised Mr. Ford (Eric Hissom) on the affairs of Mrs. Ford in Folger Theatre’s 1970’s-infused The Merry Wives of Windsor. Cameron Whitman Photography.
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File:Mww9.jpg|The cast of The Merry Wives of Windsor breaks out in full 1970s dance. Cameron Whitman Photography
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File:Mww10.jpg|Mistress Quickly (Kate Eastwood Norris) meets in secret with the scheming Falstaff (Brian Mani). Cameron Whitman Photography
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File:Mww11.jpg|Fenton (Dante Robert Rossi) consoles his true love, Anne Page (Linda Bard). Cameron Whitman Photography
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File:Mww12.jpg|Mrs. Page (Regina Aquino, left) and Mrs. Ford (Ami Brabson), Windsor’s merry wives, having fun retaliating against a conniving Falstaff (Brian Mani). Cameron Whitman Photography
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File:Mww13.jpg|Mine Host (Louis E. Davis, left) cozies up to Dr. Caius (Cody Nickell). Cameron Whitman Photography
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File:Mww14.jpg|Slender (Brian Reisman, left) and Justice Shallow (Tommy A. Gomez) try to understand Windsor's local glergyman, the Welsh-accented Sir John Hughes (Todd Scofield). Cameron Whitman Photography
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File:Mww15.jpg|The cast of Folger Theatre's The Merry Wives of Windsor! Cameron Whitman Photography
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</gallery>
  
==Image Gallery==
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==Related Events==
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*[[Brews and Banter: The Merry Wives of Windsor (2020)| ''Brews and Banter: The Merry Wives of Windsor'' (2020)]]
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*[[Folger Friday: Rom-Com Trivia Night (2020)|''Folger Friday: Rom-Com Trivia Night'' (2020)]]
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*[[Teacher Talk: The Merry Wives of Windsor (2020)|''Teacher Talk: The Merry Wives of Windsor'' (2020)]]
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*[[Folger Friday: Hysterical Women (2020)|''Folger Friday: Hysterical Women'' (2020)]]
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*[[Pre-Show Talk: The Merry Wives of Windsor (2020)|''Pre-Show Talk: The Merry Wives of Windsor'' (2020)]]
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*[[Free Folger Friday: The Bardy Bunch (2020)| ''Free Folger Friday: The Bardy Bunch'' (2020)]]
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*[[Stage Director Talk: The Merry Wives of Windsor (2020)| ''Stage Director Talk: The Merry Wives of Windsor'' (2020)]]

Latest revision as of 11:00, 25 January 2021

Folger Theatre produced William Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor, directed by Aaron Posner, from January 16 to March 1, 2020.

Cameron Whitman Photography. The cast of Folger Theatre's The Merry Wives of Windsor!


Some appetites never go out of style. The pursuit of money is bound to backfire when the targets are smarter than their gold-digging schemer. Falstaff’s dubious plan to woo Windsor’s wealthy housewives is met with hilarious retaliation, when the ladies devise a plot to teach him a lesson he won’t soon forget. The comedic comeuppance is an absolute treat in Shakespeare’s delightful comedy on love, money, deception, and the wiles of women.


Production

Entertainment unions represented in Folger Theatre productions include The Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (**), United Scenic Artists (***), and the Actors' Equity Association (*), which includes members of the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.

Cast

  • Regina Aquino*: Mistress Page
  • Linda Bard: Anne Page/Bardolph
  • Ami Brabson*: Mistress Ford
  • Louis E. Davis*: Mine Host
  • Danielle Gallo: Pistol/J. Rugby/ Roberta
  • Tommy Gomez*: Justice Shallow
  • Eric Hissom*: Ford
  • Brian Mani*: Falstaff
  • Cody Nickell*: Dr. Caius
  • Kate Eastwood Norris*: Mistress Quickly
  • Brian Reisman: Abraham Slender
  • Dante Robert Rossi: Nym/Fenton
  • Todd Scofield*: Sir Hugh Evans
  • Tyee Tilghman*: Page
  • Derrick Truby: Simple/John

Understudies

  • Natalie Cutcher: Mistress Page
  • John Floyd: Simple/John, Mine Host
  • Karolina Keach: Mistress Ford, Mistress Quickly
  • Jeff Raab: Dr. Caius, Sir Hugh Evans
  • Dante Robert Ross: Page
  • Ryan Sellers: Ford
  • Rachael Small: Anne Page, Pistol/J. Rugby/ Roberta
  • Tyee Tilghman*: Falstaff
  • Derrick Truby: Justice Shallow
  • Alex Turner: Abraham Slender, Nym/Fenton

Creative Team

  • William Shakespeare, Playwright
  • Aaron Posner**, Director
  • Tony Cisek***, Scenic Design
  • Devon Painter***, Costume Design
  • Max Doolittle***, Lighting Design
  • Matthew Nielson***, Original Music and Sound Design
  • Michele Osherow: Resident Dramaturg
  • Eisenburg/Bean Casting, New York Casting
  • Manna-Symone Middlebrooks, Folger Casting
  • Marcedes L. Clanton*, Production Stage Manager
  • Juliet Jewett*, Assistant Stage Manager

Production Team

  • Charlie Marie McGrath, Associate Director
  • Clancey Vonanovich, Assistant Director
  • Kelli Jones, Production Assistant
  • Lisa Nathans, Dialect Coach
  • Lorraine Ressegger-Slone, Intimacy Director
  • Tro Shaw, Choreography
  • Bella Faccia, Inc., Set Construction
  • Cameron Osterneck, Prop Master
  • Willow Watson, Prop Assistant
  • Jeanette Christensen, Assistant Costume Designer
  • Denise O'Brien, Wig Designer
  • Cindey Forkpah, Wardrobe Head
  • Jenn Pinkos, First Hand
  • Daisy Howard, Stitcher
  • Alex Keen, Master Electrician
  • Kristen Roth, Assistant Electrician
  • Brandon Roe, Sound Engineer
  • Kara Jobe, For Eisenburg/Beans Casting Casting Intern
  • OpenBox9, Graphic Design & Advertising Agency
  • Emily Tartenella, Marketing Design Consultant
  • Brittany Diliberto & Bee Two Sweet Photography, Promotional Photography
  • C. Stanley Photography, Production Photography
  • Chiet Productions & Leon Swerdel-Rich, Promotional & Production Video
  • WAPAVA, Archival Video
  • C2, Open Captioning

Folger Theatre

  • Janet Alexander Griffin, Artistic Producer
  • Beth Emelson, Associate Artistic Producer
  • David Polk, General Manager
  • Charles Flye, Theatre Production Manager
  • Rebekah Sheffer, Assistant Technical Director
  • Katelyn Manfre, Humanities Program Coordinator

Other Media

Reviews

“It’s 1972 at the Folger—and it’s quite the time! Loads of fun” – BroadwayWorld

“Like a good fondue, it’s super cheesy … and a treat” - DCist

“A hilarious send-up of the 70s … makes for a merry evening indeed” – DC Theatre Scene

“Aaron Posner adds some trippy twists to The Merry Wives of Windsor" - City Paper

"Magnificently ridiculous ... quite possibly the best Wives you'll ever see" - Metro Weekly

"Riotously funny ... the cast is stellar" - DC Metro Theater Arts

"Fabulous ... full of fun, frivolity, and rad tunes" - MD Theatre Guide

"Hilarious … you are in for a treat” – The Zebra

"It's a hoot" - The Georgetowner

Two hours of fun and frivolity ... you can't help but feel groovy" - Plays To See

Image Gallery

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