Pascale Armand ('99), MaYaa Boateng ('17), Joshua Echebiri ('20), Branden Lindsay ('21), Jarvis D. Matthews ('20), Jennifer Mogbock ('21), and Susan Kelechi Watson ('03) will appear in 'Merry Wives' at The Public's Free Shakespeare in the Park! The production will run from July 6th - September 8th at the Delacorte Theater.
From The Public:
We’re thrilled to return to Central Park this summer for Free Shakespeare in the Park beginning July 6 through September 18, with MERRY WIVES, a fresh and joyous adaptation by Jocelyn Bioh of Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor, directed by our Associate Artistic Director and Resident Director Saheem Ali.
Set in South Harlem, amidst a vibrant and eclectic community of West African immigrants, MERRY WIVES is a New York story about tricks of the heart, performed in the heart of the City—Central Park’s magical Delacorte Theater. A raucous spinoff featuring the Bard’s most beloved comic characters, this hilarious farce tells the story of the trickster Falstaff and the wily wives who outwit him in a new celebration of Black joy, laughter, and vitality.