Merry Wives

Delacorte Theater

Previews Began: July 6, 2021

Opening Night: August 9, 2021

Closing Night: September 18, 2021

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Playwright: William Shakespeare

Adaptation: Jocelyn Bioh

Music: Michael Thurber

Set in South Harlem, amidst a vibrant and eclectic community of West African immigrants, Merry Wives is a raucous spinoff featuring the Bard’s most beloved comic characters, this hilarious farce tells the story of the trickster Falstaff and the wily wives who outwit him in a new celebration of Black joy, laughter, and vitality.


Abena                                                           Anne Page
Shola Adewusi                                       Mama Quickly
Gbenga Akinnagbe                         Mister Nduka Ford
Pascale Armand                              Madam Ekua Page
Mayaa Boateng                                                  Fenton
Phillip James Brannon                              Pastor Evans
Brandon E. Burton                                        Ensemble
Joshua Echebiri                                                Slender
Branden Lindsay                                           Ensemble
Ebony Marshall-Oliver                                 Ensemble
Jarvis D. Matthews                                       Ensemble
Jacob Ming-Trent                                             Falstaff
Jennifer Mogbock                                          Ensemble
Julian Rozzell                                                    Shallow
Kyle Scatliffe                                Mister Kwame Page
David Ryan Smith                                    Doctor Caius
Susan Kelechi Watson                 Madam Nkechi Ford

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