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TWU Drama presents
‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’
Texas Woman’s University serves up classic Shakespeare
with a twist as the drama department presents “The Merry
Wives of Windsor” Nov. 16-19. Performances will be at
4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov.
17 and 18, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19 in The Campus Theatre,
located at 214 W. Hickory in downtown Denton. Tickets are
$10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. For reservations
or more information, call the TWU Box Office at (940) 898-2020.
This version of
Shakespeare’s classic tale is set in 1848 at the first
women’s rights convention in Seneca Falls, N.Y. Two
of the convention’s organizers, Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth
Cady Stanton, are displeased when a member of a traveling
acting troupe interrupts the proceedings. However, they and
other convention attendees agree to put on a production of
“Merry Wives,” a comedic tale of greed and mistaken
identities, where the women help turn the tables on the man
who had set out to deceive them.
Setting a classical
Shakespearean piece in a nontraditional setting provided a
challenge for designers. Costume designer Audrey Lewis was
required to create costumes that are representative of the
1848 time period, yet retain elements of Elizabethan costumes.
Wendy Robbins, assistant professor of drama, designed the
set, and technical director Judith Drouin designed the lights.
is directed by Dr. Patrick Bynane, assistant professor of
drama. Bonnie McCrea of New Orleans serves as stage manager.
The cast includes Scott Crew, managing director of the Denton
Community Theatre, as Falstaff; Amber Devlin of North Richland
Hills as Mistress Page; Sherrie Wollenhaupt of Highland Village
as Mistress Ford; Gerald Young of Denton as Master Ford; and
Eric Devlin of North Richland Hills as Master Page. Additional
cast members include Brandianne Kramer and Erica Cole, both
of Denton; Jill Laney and Megan Welch, both of Fort Worth;
YharNahKeeShah Smith of Humble; Michelle Mata of North Richland
Hills; Crystal Holub of Irving; Kayla Moore of Austin; Sherika
Gaines of Texarkana; Caleb Creel of Highland Village; Luis
Rendon of Laredo; Elizabeth Lambert of Trenton; Joshua Hancock
of Kilgore; and Lindsay Turman of Lamesa.
For Further Information
Tel: (940) 898-3456