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Shakespeare at the Starline "The Merry Wives of Windsor" A Benefit Performance

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 306 W Front St Harvard IL 60033  See map

Imagining that Mistress Ford and Mistress Page have each fallen for him, the fat knight Sir John Falstaff decides to seduce them both, as much for their husbands' money as for their personal charms. Wise to the old rogue's tricks, the women turn the tables on him with a series of humiliating assignations and a very damp, extremely smelly laundry basket.   The Merry Wives of Windsor is a “merry romp full of heart and love and fun!”

An additional performance of The Merry Wives of Windsor will be presented at the Starline Gallery located at 400 W. Front Street in Harvard, Illinois on Friday, July 20 at 7:00pm.  The cost at the door is $5. Riverview Theatre Company presents “Shakespeare at the Starline” as a benefit and all proceeds from this performance will be donated to the gallery.  Audiences are instructed to bring their own chairs, blankets and floor pillows as there are no chairs at the Starline Gallery.  Picnic style food, coolers and beverages can also be brought in to encourage an “indoor picnic” atmosphere.  Please note: No candles or open flames of any kind are allowed at the gallery.

For more information on the Shakespeare in the Park Play and Festival, The Merry Wives of Windsor or other Riverview Theatre Company productions, please visit their website at www.wix.com/kellsangie/riverview.  To find out how to get involved with the theatre company call 815-354-7796 or send an email to kells.angie@gmail.com.  There will be no make-up performances in the event of a weather cancellation. Riverview Theatre Company, NFP is a 501(c)3 tax exempt, non-profit corporation.

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