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The Merry Wives of Windsor

"O powerful Love, that in some respects makes a beast a man, in some other a man a beast."

Sir John Falstaff vastly underestimates the Merry Wives in the town of Windsor as he hatches a frothy scheme to drain their bank accounts and drive their husbands insane with jealousy. Antics ensue as Falstaff (a favorite character of Queen Elizabeth herself!) overestimates his own ability to dupe good people and pull off his scheme of deceit. With The Merry Wives of Windsor, a comedy perfectly suited to our garden theatre setting, Shakespeare proves that the best human foibles are the ones we can laugh at.

Generously sponsored by The Dr. Gerald and Roberta Friedman Foundation.

TALKS

Free Pre-Show Talk on August 13 at 3:45 pm.
This new pre-show talk provides insight into the plot and characters of the play to enhance your experience.

Director's Panel on Saturday, August 3 at 11:00 am
Join Director Kevin G. Coleman and cast members for a discussion of their creative process and challenges.
Adults $10 | Students Free

Artists

Martin Jason Asprey

Martin Jason Asprey

(Mr. Frank Ford)

twenty-fourth season (Calaban, The Tempest; Cloten, Cymbeline). Recent S&Co: Graziano, The Merchant of Venice; Speed, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Priest, Mother of the Maid; Cassius, Julius Caesar; Ferdinand, Love’s Labour’s Lost; Derek, Accomplice; Richard Hannay, The 39 Steps; Parasite Drag; Frank, The Memory of Water; Autolycus,

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Steven  Barkhimer

Steven Barkhimer

(George Page)

second season. Steven is happy to return to Shakespeare & Company after last summer's Morning After Grace. He has appeared with the Actors’ Shakespeare Project in its productions of Richard III, Macbeth, Equivocation, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Cherry Orchard, Winter’s Tale, among others. Other recent

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Gregory Boover

Gregory Boover

(Master Fenton)

sixth season. S&Co: Leo (4000 Miles), Scaramouch (The Emperor of the Moon), Feste/Fabian (Twelfth Night), Macduff/Duncan (Macbeth), Musician/Composer (An Iliad), Greg (SLaW), Polonius/Horatio (Hamlet), Nurse/Friar (R&J), Ensemble (The Tempest), Damis (Tartuffe). Off-Off B’way: Ernst, Spring Awakening: A Sin of Omission (Looking Glass Theatre); Greg has worked regionally

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MaConnia Chesser

MaConnia Chesser

(Meg Page)

third season. S&Co: Intimate Apparel, Henry VI.six (Tygre’s Heart, A Pair of Molehills. . . , Boys of York, Queen Meg), Lovers’ Spat (2017 & 2018), Winter Studio Festival of Plays. Regional: Actors’ Shakespeare Project, Kennedy Center, NJ Rep (company member), Theater Alliance (Insurrection: Holding History, Helen

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Jordan Cobb

Jordan Cobb

(Anne Page)

first season. Jordan is a New York based actress and a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. Recent stage credits include Robin Hood (as Maid Marian) and Henry VI Parts 1 - 3 (Alencon, Elizabeth) with Queen's Shakespeare, On This Mountain (Lindy) with Articulate Theatre Company,

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Nigel Gore

Nigel Gore

(Sir John Falstaff)

eleventh season (Porter/Duncan, Macbeth; Dukes Frederick & Senior, As You Like It) Off-Broadway: Pickering, Pygmalion, Bedlam. Dr. Rank, A Doll’s House, Ostermark, The Father, TFANA; Col. Brandon, Sense & Sensibility, Dorn, The Seagull, Bedlam; Women of Will. Regional: Mrs. Jennings, Sense & Sensibility, Bedlam/A.R.T., Prospero, The

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Cloteal F. Horne

Cloteal F. Horne

(Mistress Quickly)

fourth season is grateful for the chance to return to Shakespeare & Co, for her fourth Summer Season! Her past S&Co. roles include: Silvia, Two Gents.; Salarino, Merchant of Venice; Luciana, Comedy of Errors; Helena, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Jane, Christmas At Pemberly; Off-Broadway: Siyah Powell/Stevens/Phebe, The Steadfast,

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Jennie M. Jadow

Jennie M. Jadow

(Alice Ford)

fifteenth season. Jennie M. Jadow is an actress with extensive regional acting credits. Her work has been seen at Shakespeare & Company, Barrington Stage Company, Berkshire Theater Group, Jacob’s Pillow, and Mixed Company. Jennie is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and holds an MA

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Madeleine Rose Maggio

Madeleine Rose Maggio

(Robert Shallow)

second season (Longaville/Jaquenetta, Love’s Labor’s Lost) S&Co: Elizabeth Darcy, Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberly; Helena/Cobweb, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; S&Co Regional Tour: Lady Capulet/Benvolio, Romeo & Juliet; The Humanist Project: Lavinia, Titus Andronicus. Madeleine completed the 2 year professional course at L’École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq

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Bella Merlin

Bella Merlin

(Sir Hugh Evans)

third season. S&Co: Queen/Arviragus, Cymbeline, Trinculo, The Tempest, Nerissa, The Merchant of Venice, Outlaw The Two Gentlemen of Verona; Regional: Colorado Shakespeare Festival: Margaret, Richard III, LA Phil: Beckett One-Acts. UK: National Theatre: A Laughing Matter; The Permanent Way; She Stoops to Conquer). UK Regional: The Seagull;

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Kevin G. Coleman

Kevin G. Coleman

(Director)

Founding Member (Director of Education, Board of Trustees, Fight Director) Kevin is one of Shakespeare & Company’s artistic and administrative leaders. He works in the Performance and Training departments as an actor, teacher, and director, and oversees the mission of the Education department. Kevin teaches text analysis, stage

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Shakespeare & Company is a professional live theatre company in the heart of the Berkshires, presenting a vibrant summer performance season featuring the works of Shakespeare in repertory with classic and contemporary plays. The Company offers one of the most extensive actor training programs by a regional theatre in the country, and is also home to an award-winning and nationally recognized theatre-in-education program.

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