The Merry Wives of Windsor

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Christopher Prentice is brilliantly funny playing it straight as Anne’s barely willing suitor Slender

The Globe and Mail

A would-be seducer, a jealous husband and two resourceful housewives in a hilarious battle of wits and wiles.

Sir John Falstaff gets more than he bargained for when he simultaneously pursues two wealthy married women. Upon receiving identical copies of Falstaff’s love letter, the spirited Mistresses Ford and Page cook up a scheme of their own to teach the fat knight a lesson, with uproariously funny results.

The Merry Wives of Windsor
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Frank Galati
With Laura Condlln, Tom McCamus, Lucy Peacock, Tom Rooney, and Geraint Wyn Davies
Stratford Shakespeare Festival
2011

Christopher Prentice is brilliantly funny playing it straight as Anne’s barely willing suitor Slender; he has great command of the text and mastery of every malapropism…

-J. Kelly Nestruck, The Globe and Mail

…the lad being played charmingly if with almost too much restraint by Christopher Prentice

-Robert Cushman, National Post

Malpropism-prone Slender gains most of our sympathy here thanks to a fantastically funny performance by Prentice … He mangles the English language masterfully; his anxious ambivalence about marriage – and everything else – is a treat.

-J. Kelly Nestruck, The Globe and Mail

one of the best performances of the night from Christopher Prentice as Master Slender. Prentice’s shaky anti-suitor stole every scene. Prentice is the textbook example of taking a small role and doing something big.

-Laura Cudworth, The Beacon Herald

Christopher Prentice as the bumbling and hopelessly clueless Master Slender gives us genuine delight with his repertoire of facial contortions that punctuate each word he speaks.

-James Strecker

Christopher Prentice and James Blendick are hilarious as the idiotic Master Slender and his long-suffering uncle, Justice Shallow.

-Kelly Monaghan, intrepidtravelogue.com

Cast

Cast

Laura Condlln
Mistress Page
Tom McCamus
Page
Lucy Peacock
Mistress Ford
Tom Rooney
Ford
Geraint Wyn Davies
Sir John Falstaff
Nigel Bennett
Doctor Caius
Andrew Gillies
Sir Hugh Evans
Janet Wright
Mistress Quickly
Michael Blake
Bardolph
James Blendick
Shallow
Dan Chameroy
Pistol
Victor Dolhai
John
Ryan Field
Simple
Randy Hughson
Host of the Garter Inn
Robert King
Robert
Zachary Misener
William Page
Trent Pardy
Fenton
Christopher Prentice
Slender
Steve Ross
Rugby
Andrea Runge
Anne Page
Timothy D. Stickney
Nym
Abigail Winter-Culliford
Robin
Barbara Fulton
Monique Lund
Stephen Russell
Sophia Walker
Caitríona Buckley
Nicholas Dolan
Annie Lockerbie Newton
Maddy Smart
Jake Stern
Ensemble
Creatives

Creative

Frank Galati
Director
Robert Perdziola
Design
Alan Brodie
Lighting
Josh Schmidt
Original Music/Sound Design