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    Shakespeare In the Park 2010 - Merry Wives of Windsor

    August 7-8 & 14-15 at Depot Square Park!


 3rd Annual Shakespeare in the Park production

featured in the Ledger-Transcript's Summer Arts Preview

 and  'Merry laughter at Depot Square


Winner of the "General Excellence Award"

and nominated for SIX 'Top 10' NH Theatre Awards!

Best Production
Best Director - John Sefel
Best Costume Designer - Margaret Herlihy
Best Supporting Actress - Taryn Cagnina
Best Actor - John Jantson
Best Actress - Kimberly Miller


MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR tells the tale of Sir John Falstaff, a rotund, cheap, egotistic blowhard of a man, who attempts to ease his drinking debts by courting and swindling the wives of two local gentlemen, and--by doing so--getting into their husband's wallets. Mistress Ford and Mistress Page (the "Merry Wives") turn out, however, to be more than a match for the over-confident knight. Meanwhile, true love blooms between the young Anne Page and young Master Fenton, despite the objections of her parents and the numerous older gentlemen asking for her hand. With slapstick, romance, and a starring role for Shakespeare's most beloved Knight, Merry Wives is a fast-paced farce certain to delight Peterborough audiences this summer!


"The 1950s seemed perfect," said John Sefel, the shows director. The setting has allowed us to give a modern context to the play's plot, without getting in its way or bogging it down - resulting in an accessible and hilarious timeless tale of the battle of the sexes. Merry Wives is the Elizabethan equivalent of a 50s sitcom; from a Ralph Cramden-esque lead, to a pair of perfectly witty Wilma and Betty Wives; from laundry to laughter, its the Shakespearean version of I LOVE LUCY!



Saturday & Sunday August 7-8 &14-15 at 5pm

Depot Square Park located in downtown Peterborough, NH.

Click HERE for directions.

Depot Square

11 School Street

Peterborough, NH 03458



The Cast:

MASTER FORD - Toby H. Paul

MISTRESS FORD - Kimberley Miller


MASTER PAGE - Ryan McDermott

MISTRESS PAGE - Taryn Cagnina

ANNE PAGE - Ariel Temple

WILLIAM PAGE - Brock Houghton


FALSTAFF - John Jantson

PISTOL - Mel Bucklin

BARDOLPH - John H. Franklin


JUSTACE SHALLOW - Michael Redmond


DOCTOR CAUIS - David Premo


SLENDER - Dylan Gamblin

FENTON - Ryan Demers

SIMPLE - Andrew McKenzie

HOSTESS - Mia Moravis

ROBIN - Alex McCall


The Crew:
Producer- George Duncan
Director - John Sefel

Stage Manager - Mariah Sefel

Assistant Stage Manager - Jenna Fraser

Properties - Beth Alpaugh-Cote

Costumes - Maggie Herlihy & Hope Taylor



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