MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR

By William Shakespeare

Lee Strasberg Theatre

PRODUCTION NOTES

The Merry Wives of Windsor was set in Windsor, Kentucky in 1955. The play opened at a town picnic with games of chance, pie eating contests, beauty contest (judged of course by Falstaff the beloved rascal of several plays by the bard) along with live Appalachian banjo music. Shakespeare's only domestic comedy is stylistically suited to the twang and brash of the deep south and the relative innocence of the 1950's. A small town where everyone knows each other and meets at the local beauty salon, barber shops and of course the local bar to trade gossip and plot revenge on Sir John Falstaff for attempting to court two married best friends, who will put him through hell before they are satisfied that he has learned his lesson. 

CAST

 

Falstaff

Paul Wilson

 

Mistress Page

Rachel Bailit

 

Mistress Ford

Lisa Bjerwald

 

Mr. Ford

Robb Padjett

 

Mr. Page

Ajay Vidure

 

Simple

Matthew Edwards

 

Justice Shallow

Austin Stoker

 

Dr. Caius

Alex Mermaz

 

Pistol

Wally Moran

 

Boy/Rugby

Michael Perez

 

Slender

Bryan Smith

 

Mistress Quickly

Marianne Stone

 

Anne Page

Mandana Rothschild

Karen Aranky

 

Fairies

Rita Rani Ahuja

Susanna Kaisar

 

Fenton

Jared Vallejo

 

Sir Hugh Evans

Glen Anthony Vaughn

 

Host of the Garter

Will Womble

 

All Servants

Giovanni Ferrari

PRODUCTION TEAM

 

Director

Elizabeth Huffman

 

Set Designer

Robb Padgett

 

Lighting Designer

Juan Carlos Malpeli

 

Costume Designer

Juan Carlos Malpeli

 

Composer

John Keller