Wichita Shakespeare Company presents Merry Wives of Windsor

I am proud and privileged to announce the cast of Wichita Shakespeare Company’s Fall 2024 production of William Shakespeare’s “Merry Wives of Windsor”:

Sir John Falstaff – Ed Belsan
Pistol, Follower of Falstaff – Jaxson Mannis
Nym, Follower of Falstaff – Kylie Foster
Robin, Page to Falstaff – Chris Welborn
Master Ford, Gentleman dwelling at Windsor – Kevin Sowers
Mistress Ford, His wife – Kristin Moody
Master Page, Gentleman dwelling at Windsor – Dan Schuster
Mistress Page, His wife – Rachael Foster
Mistress Anne Page, Their daughter – Sam Hibarger
Fenton, a young Gentleman – Kylie Foster
Shallow, a country Justice – Anna Bohr
Slender, Cousin to Shallow – Chris Welborn
Simple, Servant to Slender – Sam Hibarger
Sir Hugh Evans, a Welsh Parson – Dalton Jay Nelson
Doctor Caius – Monty Phelps
Mistress Quickly, servant to Doctor Caius – Caitlyn West
John Rugby, servant to Doctor Caius – Rachael Foster
Host of the Garter Inn – Em Kerbs

Our production opens Friday September 13th and continues on weekends through Sunday, September 29th in parks around the Wichita area.

-Ben Blankley, director

Auditions for Merry Wives of Windsor

Auditions for the September production of “Merry Wives of Windsor” will be Saturday, July 13 from 1-4pm and Sunday, July 14 from 1-4pm at University Friends Meeting, 1840 W University St, Wichita, KS 67213.

This is a primarily outdoor production, and actors should be prepared for being outdoors in Kansas in late August and September. Rehearsals will be Tuesday through Friday evenings in the month of August.

All roles are available. Cold reads from the script will be used for auditions. WSC is open to casting new actors, new-to-the-park actors, and roles are open to all genders and ethnicities, age 14 and up. You may attend one or both days of auditions.

There are 18 roles available. In particular, we need three strong actors playing middle aged women, three strong actors playing middle aged men, and three strong actors playing middle aged people of any gender.

Performances will be Friday through Sunday at 7pm, September 13th through September 29th, 2024.

The abridged script being used is available at the following link. Edited by Jane Tanner.

Directed by Ben Blankley

If you have any questions about auditions, you may FB message either WSC or Ben Blankley.

https://www.wichitashakespearecompany.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/merry-wives-abridged-dir.pdf