The Merry Wives of Windsor

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Francisco C. Torres

After a less than successful attempt at securing a place in Henry the Fifth’s court, Falstaff resolves to remedy his financial troubles by seducing the wives of two wealthy merchants. With the help of his trusted band of ne’er-do-wells, he begins to woo them separately. However, when the wives discover that he sent them identical letters, they seek vengeance by playing tricks on Falstaff when he comes calling. Aided by their husbands, families, and friends, the wives hatch a plan to play one final trick in the forest to put an end to Falstaff's roguery. Will it work?

Produced by Madison Shakespeare Company at Edgewood College - The Stream Amphitheater, 1000 Edgewood College Drive Madison, Wi 53711

Performances: July 26 - August 3, 2019

Performance Times:
July 26, 7:00pm
July 27, 7:00pm
July 28, 2:00pm
August 1, 7:00pm
August 2, 7:00pm
August 3, 7:00pm

Ticket Prices: $15 suggested contribution

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


Candidates who have not appeared in a scripted MSC production 2015-present, please sign up for a Sunday, May 19th monologue slot by emailing us at Your prepared monologue should consist of a sonnet or Shakespearean monologue under two minutes. After your monologue, you may be asked to stay to read from additional text. You may also be asked to read in scenes with partners or you may be asked to attend one of the callback dates. Please also come prepared to fill out a conflict calendar.

Callbacks will be held on Monday, May 20th and Tuesday, May 21st. Candidates who have appeared in a scripted MSC production 2015-present should skip the monologue and sign up for a callback slot on Monday or Tuesday. Candidates may sign up for a callback slot by emailing us at

Auditions will be held at Lakeview Moravian Community Church, which is located at 3565 Tulane Ave, Madison, WI 53714.

Rehearsals for The Merry Wives of Windsor will begin on June 16th. Rehearsals will take place Sunday-Thursday evenings.