Falstaff in love? Hardly! But the loveable old renegade does have his lusty eye on a couple of middle-class housewives. Trouble is feminine wit and wisdom triumph once again as the amused and annoyed wives teach Sir John a lesson in this bubbling, popular comedy sure to please everyone in the family.
Director — Paul Mason Barnes
Scenic Designer — Apollo Mark Weaver
Costume Designer — Bill Black
Lighting Designer — Michael Pasquini
Sound Designer — Barry Funderburg
Music Director — Brandon Scott Grayson
Dramaturg — Isabel Smith-Bernstein
Voice and Text Coach — Jeremy Sortore
Fight Director — Terence Orleans Alexander*
Stage Manager — Bryan Sommer*
Assistant Stage Manager — Caleb Thomas Cook*
Scene: In and around the village of Windsor; a field near Frogmore; Hernes Oak in Windsor Great Park
There will be one intermission.
Robert Shallow, a country justice — Dan Kremer*
Abraham Slender, nephew of Shallow — Lance Rasmussen
Sir Hugh Evans, a Welsh parson — Michael A. Harding
George Page, gentleman of Windsor — Henry A. McDaniel
Sir John Falstaff — John Ahlin*
Pistol, a follower of Falstaff — Josh Innerst
Nym, a follower of Falstaff — Kyle Bullock
Mistress Anne Page, daughter of George and Margaret Page — Cailen Fu
Mistress Alice Ford — Tarah Flanagan*
Mistress Margaret Page — Stephanie Lambourn*
Peter Simple, servant of Slender — Austin Glen Jacobs
Host of the Garter Inn — Jim Poulos*
Robin, page of Falstaff — Sara Funk†
John Rugby, servant of Doctor Caius — Landon Tate Boyle
Mistress Quickly, servant of Doctor Caius — Leslie Brott*
Doctor Caius, a French physician — Michael Elich*
Fenton, a gentleman — Ty Fanning
Francis “Frank” Ford, gentleman of Windsor — Geoffrey Kent*
Robert, servant of the Fords — Josh Innerst
John, servant of the Fords — Kyle Bullock
William Page, the Pages’ son — Andrew Brandon Barrick
Silvius, school chum — Miles L. Savage
Harry, school chum — Jared Sowards
Audrey, school chum — Kate Sowards
Celia, school chum — Halle Vickers
Robert Shallow/Sir Hugh Evans—Keith Livingston; Abraham Slender—Chad Henwood†;
George Page—Ezekiel Andrew; Sir John Falstaff—Henry A. McDaniel; Pistol/Host of the Garter Inn/Robert—André Spathelf-Sanders; Nym/Peter Simple/John Rugby/John—Rob Riordan; Mistress Anne Page—Daria Pilar Redus; Mistress Alice Ford—Veronica Otim; Mistress Margaret Page—Tracie Lane; Robin—Isabella Abel-Suarez†; Mistress Quickly—Lisa Wolpe*; Dr. Caius—Austin Glen Jacobs; Fenton—Josh Jeffers; Francis “Frank” Ford—Lance Rasmussen;
William Page—Miles L. Savage, Jared Sowards
Understudies never substitute for listed players unless an announcement is made prior to the performance.
*Member of Actors' Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.
†Appearing courtesy of the Southern Utah University Fellowship Program.
The director and fight choreographer are members of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, a national theatrical labor union.
The costume and sound designers are represented by the United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829 of the IATSE.
Videotaping or other video or audio recording of this production is strictly prohibited.
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June 28 – September 8, 2018
Engelstad Shakespeare Theatre
By William Shakespeare
This classic comedy is set in the magical Edwardian summer just before World War I, and it contains all of Shakespeare’s fun and ebullient language. The main plot deals with an older man hilariously and unsuccessfully trying to seduce two housewives. The play contains some bawdy humor but is suitable for most audiences.