Feature: American Player's summer season has silly pranks and pensive drama

Posted June 7, 2023

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By Lindsay Christians, The Cap Times

For anyone who hasn’t made it out to American Players Theatre’s amphitheater in the Spring Green woods, a suggestion: Enter laughing.

“I always call Shakespeare comedy the gateway drug to APT,” said Brenda DeVita, artistic director of the classical repertory company since 2014.

A new production of “The Merry Wives of Windsor” kicks off APT’s summer season, which includes five plays opening in June and three more in August. These plays run in repertory in the 1,075-seat Hill Theatre (outside and partially shaded, updated in 2017) and indoors in the 201-seat Touchstone Theatre.