Shakespeare meets reality TV in this update of MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR for Young Audiences.
- Cast of 10, all any gender, all any ethnicity. Can double up tracks and perform with as few as 5.
- Unit Set, Interior, Present Day.
- Approximately 45 minutes.
COMMISSIONED by SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL ST. LOUIS
Adapted from Shakespeare’s THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR
WINDSOR LIVE! re-imagines Shakespeare’s hilarious farce as a contemporary reality TV competition in the mold of AMERICAN IDOL, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE?, and PROJECT RUNWAY. All the classic characters are here: the larger-than-life Falstaff, the beautiful and wily Anne Page, the dim-witted Slender, and of course the Merry Wives themselves. Instead of trying to outdo each other at singing, dancing, or designing clothes, the contestants in WINDSOR LIVE! compete to pull the greatest prank. Employing love triangles, volcanic jealousies, and ridiculous disguises, WINDSOR LIVE! incorporates scenes from Shakespeare’s play, packaging the main characters, central plot-lines, and celebrated language into an accessible, multi-media format. Who will be crowned the Next Great Prankster? Tune in to WINDSOR LIVE! to find out!
MISSOURI-ILLINOIS SCHOOL TOUR and PRE-MAINSTAGE GREEN SHOW / Spring-Summer 2009