Saturday, August 11, 2007

Summer Whimsey with Shakespearean Laughs

From Andrea Newman-Winston, Branch Co-President:

Greetings and salutations fellow puddles of summer heat.

Let me offer you entertainment that can only occur in the summer, the outdoor theatre. In the middle of July, a stage comes to life right here in lovely Woodstock on the “front” lawn of the old Comeau property. You’ll find manicured lawn, the shade of one (but only one) rather large tree, and, this year, a whimsical piece of Shakespeare entitled “The Merry Wives of Windsor.”

First, pack a picnic for you and your family and friends before leaving the house so there is no doubt that the food will be wonderful and to your taste.

Then, find a lively romp through the streets of Windsor as only Shakespeare can deliver. The characters weave a tale to laugh at – applaud one husband for his level-headed approach to the problem. Enjoy the other, almost the buffoon for the machinations through which he finds himself.

You will find yourself rolling on the grass, or, at least, chuckling, at the entertainment.

Bring chairs, blankets, food, friends and your sense of humor. The admission can’t be beat, it is free. (They do pass a basket around in the style of Elizabethan theatre.)

“The Merry Wives of Windsor plays at the Comeau property every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 5:00 PM, from now until Labor Day. The show lasts about two to two and a half hours, assuming the weather is with us.

Please join us and rediscover your fine sense of the ridiculous with Shakespeare this summer.

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