See it if ...you want to see a very good case made for the basic strengths of what might be Shakespeare's least distinguished comedy.
Don't see it if If you have no interest in cracked productions of Shakespearean comedy, you might be a little less tolerant of all the foolery than I was .
See it if You enjoy high energy comedy. You like modern takes on Shakespeare. You want good, over the top, entertainment.
Don't see it if You want a traditional interpretation of Shakespeare with no edits. You prefer dramas. You like a natural approach to classic plays.
"Framed as a Christmas trifle, with red-and-green clothes and even ugly sweaters, HID'S 'Merry Wives' is as giddy as a cup of good strong nog. Once again, the company brings out a strong ensemble full of excellent clowns who double as musicians, and don't object to interjecting modernisms to keep the jingle ball rolling...The cut is smart, keeping the (very few) known speeches, conflating unnecessary characters, and moving the plot along briskly."