The Merry Wives of Windsor
November 21, 22, 23 / 7:30pm
at the Acadiana Center for the Arts
Acting Up (in Acadiana) presents Shakespeare’s merry comedy of marriage, wealth, jealousy, and lies. Sir John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men. But it’s the women of Windsor who pull the strings in this story….
Acting Up chose this show in part to balance our recent offerings of a romance and a history play, but also because this irreverent, and at times raunchy, comedy also ponders the changing roles of men and women during Shakespeare’s time—roles we continue to grapple in 2019. Other themes illuminated are socio-economic status, education, trust, loyalty, jealousy, the “other” and more. We could almost title it THE MERRY REAL HOUSE WIVES OF WINDSOR.