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A Q Brothers’ Christmas Carol
The Merry Wives of Windsor
by William Shakespeare
directed by Barbara Gaines
in Chicago Shakespeare’s Courtyard Theater
December 3, 2013 – January 19, 2014
Embraced by audiences as one of Shakespeare’s most delightful comedies—and often called the first “situation comedy”—this high-spirited romp centers on the lovable rogue Sir John Falstaff, a character Shakespeare first brought to life in Henry IV. Now we find Sir John hard up for money, seeking to repair his depleted fortunes by wooing the two most prominent women in town. But his plans go awry with disastrous consequences, as the wooed Windsor wives see through Falstaff’s schemes, and dupe him repeatedly. The musicality of Shakespeare’s language will be underscored with the melodies of the post-war 1940s—evoking a yearning for the simple, country life. The production features Scott Jaeck as Sir John Falstaff, Kelli Fox as Mistress Page and Heidi Kettenring as Mistress Ford.
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Chicago Shakespeare Theater is committed to bringing outstanding theater to persons with disabilities, including hearing and visual impairments. Accessible seating is available in both theaters, as are large-print programs and assistive listening devices. If disability assistance is required, please call the Box Office at 312.595.5600 or 312.595.3752(TTY).
Duo-Interpreted Sign Language Performance
A designated performance of every production is interpreted in American Sign Language. Please call the Box Office at 312.595.5600 (phone) or 312.595.3752 (TTY) to book your tickets, and ask to be seated in the sign-interpreted section, which is close to the stage.
A designated performance of every production is audio-described. Please contact the Box Office at 312.595.5600 to book your tickets, and ask to reserve a listening device. Audio-description begins 15 minutes before the curtain with introductory remarks.
For more information, including the dates of this season's sign-interpreted and audio-described performances, please visit chicagoshakes.com/access.
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