The Merry Wives of Windsor (Drilling Company)
The Merry Wives of Windsor (Drilling Company)

The Merry Wives of Windsor (Drilling Company) NYC Reviews and Tickets

(3 Ratings)
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Funny, Confusing, Clever, Committed actors, Delightful

About the Show

The Drilling Company presents a free, outdoor production of Shakespeare's ribald comedy, featuring the classic misadventures of Falstaff and two neighborhood wives, reset in an Upper West Side Co-op.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (3)

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98 Reviews | 24 Followers
Inventive, Committed actors, Great staging, Musically bright, Thoroughly enjoyable

See it if you've always wanted to see "Merry Wives..." and you appreciate young talent.

Don't see it if you are looking for great Shakespeare.

410 Reviews | 87 Followers
Silly fun, Delightful, Confusing, Dizzying, Broad comedy

See it if you enjoy quirky productions of Shakespeare. This is set in present day upper west side. Some very good acting. You enjoy outdoor theater.

Don't see it if you are a Shakespeare purist. If it bothers you if you can't understand everything (2 actors in particular). Read more

11 Reviews | 3 Followers
Funny, Clever, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy modernized Shakespeare, free shows or outdoor theatre

Don't see it if you are looking for fancy sets and technical elements or a show you can understand well (lots of noise and accents make it challenging)

Critic Reviews (2)

Theater Pizzazz
June 2nd, 2017

"It’s basically an Elizabethan sitcom...With the stately and graceful New York Public Library as the stage’s backdrop and New York City life as a constant thrum throughout the production, it didn’t really matter a whole lot what was going on onstage...This production is all about simultaneously indulging in the arts and city life—be advised, however: if you’re looking to dive deep into Shakespeare, this might not be the place to do it...Some lighthearted Shakespeare."
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On Stage Blog
March 20th, 2018

"A well-written of the better pieces I've seen brought to life so far this year...It’s one of those plays that gets better over the course of the night, as the relationship between Vera and David progresses and evolves...Captures the lives of Jews and immigrants in the early 20th century, while also showing us how the essence of the problems our world faced over a century ago have never really left us...A political drama just as much as it's a love story."
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