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Merry Wives

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The Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park in South Harlem presents a Shakespearean comedy about the trickster Falstaff and the wily wives who outwit him.

Matt Roush

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Filmed last summer in Central Park for Great Performances, as live theater was returning to New York and other stages, the Public Theater’s spirited production of Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor is transformed by playwright Jocelyn Bioh (and director Saheem Ali) into a boisterous farce set in Harlem. This Is Us star Susan Kelechi Watson stars with Pascale Armand as the canny, revenge-minded wives who plot revenge and outwit the charlatan Falstaff (Jacob Ming-Trent) in the timeless comedy.