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The College of St. Scholastica

St. Scholastica Theatre will bring a classic Shakespearean comedy to the stage when “The Merry Wives of Windsor” opens on Nov. 1.

The production, directed by Merry Renn Vaughan, associate professor of Communication, Theater and Art at St. Scholastica, will be at 7:30 p.m. in the St. Scholastica Theatre behind Tower Hall on campus. Tickets are $15 for adults, and $10 for seniors and students. Evening performances will also be staged on Nov. 2, 7, 8 and 9. Matinees will be held at 2 p.m. on Nov. 3 and Nov. 10.

“Merry Wives” tells the story of Mistress Ford (Keely Jackson) and Mistress Page (Kendra Manges). They are some of the finest ladies in all of Windsor; high-class, elegant, absurdly wealthy, and the best of friends. Unluckily for them, that makes them targets for Sir John Falstaff (Mitchell Gertken), the most morally destitute knight of the realm. The egotistical Falstaff tries to seduce these two wives of Windsor – at the same time. Add in Ford’s jealous husband, a rabble of nosy townsfolk and bumbling crooks, and a priest and doctor at each other’s throats, and any audience might learn why “wives may be merry, and yet honest too.”