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Sunday, May 21, 2017

‘Merry Wives of Windsor’ in Bryant Park with Ezra Barnes

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The Merry Wives of Windsor, (played by Victoria Campbell and Karla Hendricks), directed by Hamilton Clancy (photo by Lee Wexler)

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Ezra Barnes as Master Ford

Friends,

The Merry Wives of Windsor, Shakespeare's only comedy set in or around London, is now modernized in the setting of an Upper West Side cooperative by Drilling Company Shakespeare. Real estate hustler John Falstaff of Falstaff Properties believes he can seduce both tiger mother Mistress Page and activist Mistress Ford.

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David Marantz as Falstaff

"In his time, Shakespeare's plays were always in some way reflecting London," says Drilling Company Theatrical Productions Artistic Director, Hamilton Clancy. "London was then the world's leader of commerce and culture, as well as its greatest melting pot. Today, New York City is much like the London of four hundred years ago and is the perfect backdrop for the humanity of Shakespeare plays. By setting our season of Shakespeare in New York City, we're celebrating the diversity, excitement and the people of the city."

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photo by Andrew Brucker

The Merry Wives of Windsor

May 20-June 3
Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m.
Bryant Park, NYC

I hope to see you at The Merry Wives of Windsor.

Ezra Barnes

Ezra Barnes | 144 Columbia Heights, Brooklyn, NY 11201

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