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Merry Wives of Windsor

  • Dates: 6/5/2019, 6/7/2019, 6/9/2019, 6/13/2019, 6/15/2019, 6/19/2019, 6/21/2019, 6/23/2019
  • Location: 1897 Poe House, Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex
  • Address: 801 Arsenal Avenue, Fayetteville, NC 28305
  • Time: 6:45 p.m.
  • Price: $10 - $25
  • (910) 420-4384
  • Overview

    Made up of equal parts Downton Abbey and Brooklyn 9-9, The Merry Wives of Windsor tells the story of a quarry too clever to be caught. The vain and boastful Sir John Falstaff pursues two housewives, Mistress Ford and Mistress Page, who, rather than be caught, wield their wit and resourcefulness to outwit the unsuspecting Falstaff. In addition to this unlikely courtship, three other suitors seek the hand of Anne Page, Mistress Page's daughter.

    This light-bodied production begins with hazy notes of marital mistrust, which introduces tantalizingly audacious and cheeky flavors of intrigue. The approachable notes of humor, blended with hints of equitable reprisal, make it the perfect sip on a summer evening. You may even detect an element of mischief.

    Performances will be presented in the garden of the 1897 Poe House. Food will be available for purchase, as well as tea from Winterbloom, beer from Hugger Mugger brewery, seasonal cocktails, and wine. Outside food and drink are not permitted.

    For these outdoor performances, you should bring your own seating or choose from rental chair and quilt seating options. Indoors, seating is provided, along with an optional rental seat cushion. All rental options are subject to availability.

    The 1897 Poe House offers limited street parking, with additional parking available across the MLK Freeway, at Arsenal Park.

    Changes due to inclement weather will be announced on STS' website and Facebook page.

    For more information, call or email.

    Photo Credit: Jacob French, Sweet Tea Shakespeare