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EAC Drama Department presents The Merry Wives of Windsor

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EAC Drama Department presents The Merry Wives of Windsor

By Todd Haynie

THATCHER, AZ—The Eastern Arizona College Drama Department will present the Shakespearean comedy The Merry Wives of Windsor at 7:30 p.m. on May 1, 2, and 3, 2008, in the College’s South Campus Classroom #3. Admission is free.

The play is directed by EAC drama student Cassie Arnason, who is making her directorial debut with this show.

First performed in 1660, The Merry Wives of Windsor is a story about the relationships we form and the sometimes devious means by which we keep them.

The play is about Sir John Falstaff, a “greasy knight” and his plan to seduce two women of the town of Windsor. The plan, however, backfires when the women in question uncover the plot and come up with a scheme of their own. Along the way, the audience meets a diverse and witty cast of characters including a peculiar French doctor, an arrogant Welsh clergyman, a jealous fool in disguise, and a troupe of wild fairies portrayed in this hilarious classic.

“Our presentation of The Merry Wives of Windsor will be a ‘no-fear Shakespeare’ performance,” said Arnason. “We have an incredibly talented cast who bring to life each and every one of the eccentric characters with ease. It’s a really great show.”