The Merry Wives of Windsor

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Aaron Posner
January 14 – March 01, 2020
Folger Theatre

"The world's mine oyster"

Some appetites never go out of style. The pursuit of money is bound to backfire when the targets are smarter than their gold-digging schemer. Falstaff’s dubious plan to woo Windsor’s wealthy housewives is met with hilarious retaliation, when the ladies devise a plot to teach him a lesson he won’t soon forget. The comedic comeuppance is an absolute treat in Shakespeare’s delightful comedy on love, money, deception, and the power of women.


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Who's Who

Mrs. Page
Anne Page/Pistol
Mrs. Ford
Mine Host
Bardolph/J. Rugby/John
Justice Shallow
Dr. Caius
Mistress Quickly
Abraham Slender
Sir Hugh Evans
Scenic Design
Costume Design
Lighting Design
Original Music and Sound Design
Voice/Text and Dialect Coach
Resident Dramaturg
New York Casting
Folger Casting
Production Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Manager

Folger Theatre gratefully acknowledges the kind support of the following sponsors.

Premier Season Sponsors

Peter Andrews, In memory of Joan Andrews, a Folger Reader and supporter for many years.

Season Sponsors

Maygene and Steve Daniels
Helen and David Kenney and Family
Robin and Roger Millay
Neal T. Turtell
Scott and Liz Vance

Production Sponsors

Nancy and Steve Howard

Contributing Sponsors

Keith and Celia Arnaud
Jeffrey P. Cunard
Denise Gwyn Ferguson
Margaret and David Gardner

Associate Sponsors

Mr. William J. Camarinos
Barbra Eaton and Ed Salners
Rick Kasten
Pam McFarland and Brian Hagenbuch