People’s Shakespeare Project presents “The Merry Wives of Windsor”

People’s Shakespeare Project presents “The Merry Wives of Windsor”

The Merry Wives of Windsor, Performances June 20-25 at LancasterHistory


Due to storms in the forecast, performances of “The Merry Wives of Windsor” for Friday 6/23 and Saturday 6/24 have been moved from LancasterHistory to West Art (800 Buchanan Ave, Lancaster, PA). The performances will still be held at 6:30pm.

Lancaster’s People’s Shakespeare Project returns to LancasterHistory this summer to present The Merry Wives of Windsor. Performances will take place from June 20 – 25 at 6:30pm, weather permitting.

Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor is a story of marriage, wealth, jealousy, and lies. Sir John Falstaff, staying in Windsor and down on his luck, decides to restore his fortunes by seducing the wives of two wealthy citizens. He sends Mistress Page and Mistress Ford identical love letters, but they discover his double dealing and set about turning the tables… [From the Royal Shakespeare Company]

The People’s Shakespeare Project’s production of The Merry Wives of Windsor has been adapted and set in the mid-1950s. Characters gather at a resort near Windsor, Connecticut for a hilarious take-down of Sir John Falstaff, whose bad behavior demands a course correction. Director Rachel Luann Strayer remarks that the strict moral code and rigid social norms (of the play) are very reflective of 1950s America… but, despite the norms, is a surprisingly feminist comedy. [PSP’s website]

Performances are free to attend, although a $20 donation per person is appreciated. Attendees are welcome to bring their own foldable chairs, blankets, and picnics. Parking available onsite at LancasterHistory. Restrooms available via port-o-pots onsite.

Family-Friendly Outdoor Performance

June 24, 2023 LancasterHistory, 230 N. President Ave., Lancaster 6:30pm FREE | Donations Appreciated