The Merry Wives of Windsor

By William Shakespeare

Adapted by Eddie DeHais
Co-Directed by Eddie DeHais and Corey McDaniel

Center Theatre at Seattle Center

November 1, 2023


November 19, 2023

A Queer Adaptation
wherein neighbors look a little different, 
but are just the same at heart

Our old friend Falstaff has a ploy to make some easy money—woo Mistress Page and Mistress Ford and thus gain access to their husbands’ wealth. It shouldn’t be too challenging; he can be quite a charming and insightful man when it benefits him. He sends the mistresses notes with declarations of love, but in a small town like Windsor, everyone knows everyone else’s business and Mistresses Page and Ford soon realize their notes are exact copies.

Rather than take that insult lying down, they make dates with Falstaff, scheming to be discovered in flagrante by their husbands and so to achieve their saucy revenge on the knight. Throw in a cartload of other zany characters and watch shenanigans ensue!

A rowdy, raucous, unruly romp featuring some of Shakespeare’s most clever and comic characters, this Merry Wives of Windsor will feel farcically familiar while examining the stickiness of conflicting personalities and viewpoints in a small town.

Content Advisories: This show includes content that may be distressing. Below are some particular warnings, but if you have any further questions, please email and we’ll be happy to provide additional information. This show contains: Flashing lights, haze, loud sounds, and sexual innuendo.


Corey McDaniel (Co-Director), Eddie DeHais(Co-Drector/Adapter/Scenic Designer), Alanah Pascual (Associate Director), Kataka Corn (Music Director), Katrina Hess (Costume Designer), Gwen Cubbage (Lighting Designer), Evan Mosher (Sound Designer), Robin Macartney (Properties Designer), Sarah Harlett (Intimacy Director), Malex Reed (Piano), Amy Thone (Text Coach), Alyssa Keene (Dialect Consultant), Jessamyn Bateman-Iino (Stage Manager), Annika Evans (Assistant Stage Manager), Jocelyne Fowler (COVID Safety Officer), Benjamin Radin (Technical Director), Andrew Long (Assistant Technical Director), Conor Fortner (Master Audio Engineer), Clint Bull (Master Electrician), Emily Kight (Wardrobe Lead), Sheryl Cope (First Hand/Stitcher)


Kataka Corn* (Anne Page), Rhys Daly (Pistol), Brandon Felker (John Simple), Jasmine Joshua (John Falstaff), Terence Kelly* (George Page), Iveliz Martel (Justice Salvo), Vincent Milay (Quickly), Christopher Morson (Full Cast Understudy), George Mount* (Francis Ford), Mari Nelson* (Alice Ford), Maddy Nibble (Slender/Co-Intimacy Captain), Malex Reed (Dr. Caius/Co-Intimacy Captain), Joyce-Thi Brew* (Meg Page)

*Denotes member of Actor’s Equity Association

Run Time: 2 hours plus one 15 minute intermission