Shakespeare at Winedale presents The Merry Wives of Windsor in Austin!
SAC Black Box - UT Austin
Posted: May 10, 2014
Shakespeare at Winedale’s 2014 Summer Class will return to The University of Texas at Austin for their touring performance of William Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor. There will be one performance only: Friday, August 15th, 7:30pm at the SAC Black Box on the UT campus. Tickets are $15 for general admission or $10 for student/UT ID holders and may be ordered online or by calling (512) 471-4726.
Shakespeare at Winedale Director James Loehlin calls The Merry Wives of Windsor “Shakespeare’s greatest situation comedy.” According to Loehlin, “Shakespeare creates a rich and funny cast of characters and puts them into a farcical plot, all with the confines of a very ordinary middle-class town.”
Join us for The Merry Wives of Windsor and experience the raucous antics of a love-struck Sir John Falstaff, Shakespeare’s beloved fat knight, as he attempts to woo the housewives of Windsor. Falstaff gets more than he bargains for when he matches wits with Mistresses Page and Ford. Urban legend has it that Queen Elizabeth was so taken with the character of Falstaff in Henry IV that she asked for a play to be written about “the fat knight in love.” Come see why everybody adores this big-bellied gentleman.