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The Merry Wives of Windsor

Shakespeare in the Arb 2012

The Merry Wives of Windsor
Thursdays–Sundays, June 7–24

Directed by Kate Mendeloff and played by University of Michigan students and local actors, the beloved Shakespeare in the Arb draws thousands of devoted Shakespeare fans every summer from Ann Arbor and beyond. What makes Shakespeare in the Arb unique is the way the productions are staged, with scenes and audience moving through the Arboretum. All the Arb’s a stage!

Presented by the University of Michigan Residential College and the University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum.

Box Office opens at 5pm at 1610 Washington Hts for Matthaei-Nichols members; 5:30 pm for general admission. Shows start at 6:30.

For directions to the Arb, click here.

    Performance Dates:
    Four performances per week
    Thursdays through Sundays
  • June 7 - June 10
  • June 14 - June 17
  • June 21 - June 24
Ticket prices:
Members:$15
Students with ID:$10
Adults 19 and over:$20
Seniors 62 and over:$17
Children / youth 5-17:$10
5 and under free
  • Director - Kate Mendeloff
  • Assistant Director - Emily Lyon
  • Production Manager & Musical Director - Eric Szkarlat
  • Properties - Ruby Summers
  • Cast:
  • Falstaff - Martin Walsh
  • Ford - Graham Atkin
  • Page - Chris Harrison
  • Dr. Caius - John Hill
  • Parson Hugh Evans - Matthew Flickinger/ Joseph McDonald
  • Mrs. Ford - Kaela Parnicky/ Maria Thomas
  • Mrs. Page - Jenny Burks/ Jean Leverich
  • Shallow - Rob Sulewski/ Rich Tolman
  • Slender - Dan Cox/ Harrison Lott
  • Simple - Brittany Batell/ Tina Munoz-Panda
  • Mistress Quickly - Rayna Caskey/ Tina Munoz-Panda/Courtney Tipton
  • Host of the Garter Inn - Artun Kircali /Greg Kovas
  • Anne Page - Alison Bloom/ Lisa Herold/ Sarah Szollar
  • Master Fenton - Nathan Magyar/ Chad Rhiness
  • Pistol - Pavel Borisov/ Nathan Magyar
  • Nym - Jon Fitzgerald/ Chad Rhiness
  • Bardolf - Rachael Kohl / Sara Schreiber-Rose
  • John Rugby - Kim Hay/ Amanda Photenhauer
  • Robin - Carolyn Lusch/ Robyn Taylor
  • Robert,Ford's head servant - Nick Gann
  • William Page - Osip Bondarenko/Georgio Bruya/ Ethan Gibb-Randall/Matthew Osterholzer
  • Musicians - Artun Kircali/Monica Olsen/Lauren Pulcipher/Eric Szkarlat

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