The Merry Wives of Windsor - A Play Presented by the MIT Shakespeare Ensemble
Friday, March 20, 2020 at 8:00pm
Building W20: Stratton Student Center, La Sala de Puerto Rico (W20-202)
84 MASSACHUSETTS AVE, Cambridge, MA 02139
The Merry Wives of Windsor was Shakespeare’s version of situation comedy in the Elizabethan era. Although this production is set in the 1970′s (disco! women’s lib!) it remains a farcical romp that’s about love, greed, jealousy, deception and mistaken identity. It’s a sharp and pointed comedy with a range of vivid characters - particularly the iconic John Falstaff, who is thoroughly tricked-out by the “wives” who, in turn, emerge gloriously triumphant.
This show is funded in part by the De Florez Fund for Humor.