The Merry Wives of Windsor (2020)

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

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.


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.


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


Natalie Cutcher: Mistress Page

John Flyod: 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

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

Folger Casting, Manna-Symone Middlebrooks

Marcedes L. Clanton*, Production Stage Manager

Juliet Jewett*, Assistant Stage Manager

Production Team

Associate Director, Charlie Marie McGrath

Assistant Director, Clancey Vonanovich

Production Assistant, Kelli Jones

Dialect Coach, Lisa Nathans

Intimacy Director, Lorraine Ressegger-Slone

Choreography, Tro Shaw

Set Construction, Bella Faccia, Inc.

Prop Master, Cameron Osterneck

Prop Assistant, Willow Watson

Assistant Costume Designer, Jeanette Christensen

Wig Designer, Denise O'Brien

Wardrobe Head, Cindey Forkpah

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

Janet Alexander Griffin, Artistic Producer

Beth Emelson, Associate Artistic Producer

David Polk, General Manager

Charles Flye, Theatre Production Manager

Rebekah Sheffer, Assistant Technical Director

Other Media


“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

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