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BST_Merry Wives on Windsor logoTHE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR
Bespoke Theatre
Aug. 18-27
Carillon Brewing Company at Carillon Park [Dayton]

Directed and produced by by Patrick Allyn Hayes

Cast: Thomas Stiver as Falstaff, Amy Askins as Mistress Ford, Janet Wasson as Mistress Page, Michael Schumacher as Ford, Shaun Diggs as Page, Hannah Rahe Goodman as Ann Page, Coleman Clark as Fenton, Vanessa Friday as Mistress Quickly, Mark Andrew Reuter as Sir Hugh Evans, Isaac Hollister as Dr. Caius, Cullen J. Bower as Host of Garder Inn, Bill Styles as Shallow, Ben Sanders as Slender & Abby Rutan as Robin

The story revolves around an older fat knight named Sir John Falstaff who comes to town hard pressed for money. He devises a plan to woo two wives (Mrs. Page, and Mrs. Ford) and then leech off of their husband’s money by writing them each a love letter, and confessing his desires for them. Mrs. Page and Ford, both good friends and not fools, realize the Knight had written them identical letters, and spend the rest of the play pranking and playing tricks on him to teach him a lesson. The play also involves the marriage of Mrs. Page’s daughter Anne.  Anne’s parents each support a different suitor for her to marry; the eccentric French Physician Dr. Cauis, and a local middle class idiot, Abraham Slender.  Neither has her heart, and she searches for a way to marry one that she truly loves.

  • Fri-Sat, Aug. 18-29 at 7pm
  • Sun, Aug. 20 at 3pm
  • Fri, Aug. 25 at 7:15pm [Mac-a-Cheek Castle | Facebook event ]
  • Sat, Aug. 26 at 7pm
  • Sun, Aug. 27 at 3pm

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Cast Announced for THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR at Bespoke Theatre

BSTC_LogoBespoke Theatre is happy to announce the cast of THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR:

  • Falstaff: Thomas Stiver
  • Mistress Ford: Amy Askins
  • Mistress Page: Janet Wasson
  • Ford: Michael Schumacher
  • Page: Shaun Diggs
  • Ann Page: Hannah Rahe Goodman
  • Fenton: Coleman Clark
  • Mistress Quickly: Vanessa Friday
  • Sir Hugh Evans: Mark Andrew Reuter
  • Dr. Caius: Isaac Hollister
  • Host of the Garder Inn: Cullen J. Bower
  • Shallow: Bill Styles
  • Slender: Ben Sanders
  • Robin: Abby Rutan

Produced and Directed by Patrick Allyn Hayes

Almost all of our talented actors will be playing multiple parts so, don’t worry, Bardolph, Nym, Pistol and the ensemble characters will make an appearance!

Thanks to everyone who auditioned. We begin rehearsals on Monday and can’t wait to see everyone.

Performances are August 18, 19, 20, 25, 26 & 27
Showtimes are 7pm on Fridays and Saturdays and 3pm on Sundays.

Performances as always are free to the public though donations for the actors are gladly accepted!

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Auditions Announced for THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR at Bespoke Theatre


Bespoke Theatre will be having open auditions for William Shakespeares THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR.

July 9 from 7am-1pm

Caryl D. Philips Creativity Center
116 N Jefferson St, Fl 2nd, Dayton, Ohio 45402

Please prepare a 1-2 min classical comedic monologue or be prepared to read from the script. Monologue choices can be anything from classical literature, poetry, theatre, music!

MERRY WIVES is a comedy so physicality is important! If you’ve never performed Shakespeare, have no fear! This is an abridged script with a run time of 1hr 45mins. It will be performed without intermission.

Performances are August 18, 19, 20 & 25, 26, 27 at Carillon Historical Park.

Rehearsals begin July 17.

All Actors are PAID a stipend based on audience donation at performances.

Performances are FREE with donations accepted for the actors.

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