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Merry Wives | Great Performances

Great Performances: Merry Wives
Joseph Sinnott
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Great Performances
Pascale Armand and Susan Kelechi Watson in “Great Performances: Merry Wives."

Fri. May 20 at 9 p.m. on WKAR-HD 23.1 & STREAMING | Experience Shakespeare’s comedy from the Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park set in South Harlem.

Recorded summer 2021 at The Public Theater’s beloved Free Shakespeare in the Park, Great Performances presents playwright Jocelyn Bioh’s critically acclaimed adaptation of Shakespeare’s comedic spinoff “The Merry Wives of Windsor.”

Directed by The Public’s Associate Artistic Director and Resident Director Saheem Ali, the production is set in South Harlem where immigrants of the West African diaspora are living side-by-side with their African American neighbors.

A New York story about tricks of the heart, featuring the Bard’s most beloved comedic characters, this farce tells the story of the charlatan Falstaff and the wily wives who outwit him in a celebration of Black joy, laughter and vitality. Stars Jacob Ming-Trent as Falstaff, Pascale Armand as Madam Ekua Page and Susan Kelechi Watson as Madam Nkechi Ford.

Watch this performance at video.wkar.org during or after the premiere date. This episode is also available to watch live during its premiere date on the WKAR Livestream.

ABOUT GREAT PERFORMANCES:
Great Performances brings the best in the performing arts from across America and around the world to a US television audience. It presents a diverse programming portfolio of classical music, opera, popular song, musical theater, dance, drama and performance documentaries.

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