Shakespeare in Delaware Park: The Merry Wives of Windsor
[THEATER] There’s much ado about the outdoor production of Julius Caesar in New York City, but Buffalonians know that’s nothing: Shakespeare in Delaware Park commences its 42nd season providing free, professional-grade theater to the masses six days a week for two full months this Thursday, June 22 on Shakespeare Hill, next to the Rose Garden in Delaware Park. (No other city in the country has anything quite like it, and this is no renaissance product: This is old-school Buffalo culture at its best. ) This year’s comedy is The Merry Wives of Windsor, with an all-female cast (Pamela Rose Mangus as Falstaff!) directed by Eileen Dugan, who directed an all-female prodiction of Macbeth in 2010 in Delaware Park. There is no charge, but of course donations are accepted at intermission. Bring a blanket, bring a picnic, get there early. The Merry Wives of Windsor plays every night except Mondays through July 16. Then a new production of Macbeth, directed by Saul Elkin, begins on July 27.