“The Merry Wives of Windsor” by William Shakespeare (c. 1602) is considered one of the Bard’s most enduring comedies, starring one of his most iconic characters, in the latest production by Prenzie Players.
Directed by Jake Walker, Falstaff (played by Mike Carron) arrives in Windsor with the intent to swindle two prominent families out of their money. But when he matches wits with the wives of said families, he finds that he may be in over his head, a Prenzie synopsis says.
Falstaff decides to fix his financial woe by seducing the wives, but they see he sent them identical letters and take revenge by playing tricks on Falstaff when he comes calling, according to shakespeare.org.uk. With the help of their husbands and friends, the wives play one last trick in the woods to end Falstaff's mischief.
The Prenzie cast includes Kitty Israel, Denise Yoder, Emma Regnier, Kate Farence, Elliott Frieden and Nathan Klaus. Performances are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday (plus Nov. 21-23), and 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17 at 1730 Wilkes Ave., Davenport.