American Players Theatre
5950 Golf Course Road
P.O. Box 819
Spring Green, WI 53588
Box Office: 608-588-2361
Falstaff at Large
Windsor life is sweet, simple and in a constant state of amicable chaos. A bustling, middle-class burg kept – just barely – in line by the wit of its women, as jubilant children own the day. The bucolic bliss is abruptly disrupted by a visit from Shakespearean bacchanal Sir John Falstaff; his dreams of lazy splendor quickly tatter as he’s continually and hilariously shown up by a couple of spunky housewives. Windsor has officially laid out its welcome mat. No need to knock.
Nate Burger, David Daniel, Sarah Day, Tim Gittings, Colleen Madden, Brian Mani, James Ridge, Jonathan Smoots & Deborah Staples
When infamous mooch and layabout Sir John Falstaff arrives in Windsor, he immediately decides his path to riches lies in finding a wealthy woman to woo. So he sets about writing identical love letters to two married ladies about town – Mistresses Ford and Page. Though the letters fail to have the intended effect, the ladies find them an excellent inlet to toy with Falstaff, resulting in a funny and energetic exploration of marriage, miscommunication and forgiveness, featuring charming characters and shenanigans to spare.
Wineke review: APT's 'Merry Wives' joyously funny
By William R. Wineke, Channel 3000, August 17, 2015.
'Merry Wives of Windsor' at American Players: Shakespeare's fat Falstaff and some lusty LOL
By Lawrence B. Johnson, Chicago on the Aisle, August 15, 2015.
Once, twice, three times a punchline in APT's 'Merry Wives'
By Aaron R. Conklin, Madison Magazine, August 5, 2015.
‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’ Review: Authoritative and Accessible
By Terry Teachout, The Wall Street Journal, July 30, 2015.
AMERICAN PLAYERS THEATRE: Pride and Prejudice, The Merry Wives of Windsor and The Island
By Melissa Hall, Stage Write, July 2, 2015.
By Gwendolyn Rice, The Isthmus, June 20, 2015.
APT opens with fresh, funny production of 'Merry Wives of Windsor'
By Mike Fischer, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinal, June 15, 2015.
Theater review: Falstaff returns in fine form in APT's fizzy 'Merry Wives of Windsor'
By Lindsay Christians, The Capital Times, June 15, 2015.
Mani's manic Falstaff is a highlight of APT's "Merry Wives of Windsor"
By Dave Begel, OnMilwaukee, June 16, 2015.
BWW Reviews: Shakespeare's MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR Blooms with Summer Magic at APT
By Peggy Sue Dunigan, Broadway World, June 22, 2015.