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.


"PLENTY OF LAUGHS in this slapstick, antics-filled production." { more . . . }
— Lottie Johnson, Deseret News

"SOMETIMES YOU JUST NEED to have a little fun." { more . . . }
— Brian Passey, The Independent

"BAWDY, MELODRAMTIC, MISCHIEVOUS, WITTY and downright hilarious." { more . . . }
— Hollie Reina, St. George News



Director — Paul Mason Barnes
Scenic Designer — Apollo Mark Weaver
Costume Designer — Bill Black
Lighting Designer — Michael Pasquini
Sound Designer — Barry G. Funderburg
Music Director — Brandon Scott Grayson
Dramaturg — Isabel Smith-Bernstein
Voice and Text Coach — Jeremy Sortore
Fight Director — Geoffrey Kent*
Stage Manager — Terence Orleans Alexander*
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 justiceDan Kremer*
Abraham Slender, nephew of ShallowLance Rasmussen
Sir Hugh Evans, a Welsh parsonMichael A. Harding
George Page, gentleman of WindsorHenry A. McDaniel
Sir John Falstaff — John Ahlin*
Pistol, a follower of FalstaffJosh Innerst
Nym, a follower of FalstaffKyle Bullock
Mistress Anne Page, daughter of George and Margaret PageCailen Fu
Mistress Alice Ford — Tarah Flanagan*
Mistress Margaret Page — Stephanie Lambourn*
Peter Simple, servant of SlenderAustin Glen Jacobs
Host of the Garter Inn — Jim Poulos*
Robin, page of FalstaffSara Funk
John Rugby, servant of Doctor CaiusLandon Tate Boyle
Mistress Quickly, servant of Doctor CaiusLeslie Brott*
Doctor Caius, a French physicianMichael Elich*
Fenton, a gentlemanTy Fanning
Francis “Frank” Ford, gentleman of WindsorGeoffrey Kent*
Robert, servant of the FordsJosh Innerst
John, servant of the FordsKyle Bullock
William Page, the Pages’ sonAndrew Brandon Barrick
Silvius, school chumMiles L. Savage
Harry, school chumJared Sowards
Audrey, school chumKate Sowards
Celia, school chumHalle 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.

Firefly effects provided by Firefly Magic.


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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Play Details

June 28 – September 8, 2018

Engelstad Shakespeare Theatre

By William Shakespeare

Paul Barnes

2 hrs. 50 mins.

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Content Advisory
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.

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