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TWU Drama presents ‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’


DENTON — 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.

TWU’s production 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 Contact:

Karen Garcia
Senior Copywriter
Tel: (940) 898-3456
e-mail: kgarcia@twu.edu

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