The Tennessee Stage Company will present Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor on Monday, July 25, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. in the air-conditioned main gallery at the Blount County Public Library.
This comedy production, appropriate for families and all ages, is sponsored by the Blount County Friends of the Library.
Tom Parkhill, Executive Director of the Tennessee Stage Company, says, “We always look forward to performances at the Blount County Public Library because the audience is so receptive and appreciative.”
The Merry Wives of Windsor, performed 1950’s-style for this production, is the tale of Sir John Falstaff, a penurious scheming knight. Falstaff attempts to cozy up to two lovely women to get at their husbands’money, but his plan backfires when they join forces and hatch a plan of their own to turn the tables on him. From his hideout in a basket of dirty laundry to his ill-fated disguise as an old woman, Falstaff’s luck turns from bad to worse when the women tell their husbands about their secret plot for revenge. Throw in a star-crossed young couple, a host of militant fairies, and two men who can’t keep their colors straight and the result is a comedy of Shakespearean magnitude.
Nothing compares to the magic of a live theatre performance, and this family-friendly production is sure to entertain the young and young at heart. Families are encouraged to bring children to introduce them to William Shakespeare’s writing presented in the format of acting – as the Bard himself intended for his plays to be experienced. You won’t want to miss this unique opportunity to see a professional stage company in an informal environment, and admission is free!
Open to the public, this program will be hosted by the Blount County Public Library, located at 508 N. Cusick Street, Maryville. For further information about library programs or services, call the library at 982-0981 or visit the Web site at www.blounttn.org/197.