The Merry Wives of Windsor

Director: John McKerrow

A comedy written by William Shakespeare, The Merry Wives of Windsor was first performed between 1600 and 1601.  The comedy is unique amongst William Shakespeare’s plays because it is set in Shakespeare’s England. A disgraceful, booze-loving aristocrat, Falstaff gets into trouble because he is insincere, pretending to be lovestruck when all he is really interested in is money. The ladies turn the tables on Falstaff, and he gets his just deserts. 

Director’s Bio

John McKerrow is founder and Producing Artistic Director of “Shakespeare in Paradise,” for whom he has directed A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Macbeth, A Love Story. As an actor, John has played Macbeth in Macbeth, Petruccio in The Taming of The Shrew, Bendedick inMuch Ado about Nothing, Demetrius in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and many more, he has worked Off-Broadway, on tour, in regional theatre, on television and in national commercials. John studied theatre at Southern CT State University and HB Studio in Manhattan. For The Naples Players he has recently directed Black TieLeading LadiesDoubt, Always, Patsy Cline, Rabbit Hole, The Sugar Bean Sisters and Mauritius. He is very grateful and excited about this opportunity to collaborate with The Marco Players and to share The Marco Players stage.

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