Free screening of Merry Wives | THIRTEEN


Pascale Armand and Susan Kelechi Watson in “Great Performances: Merry Wives”. Photo by Joe Sinnott.

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Free screening: Merry Wives

Friday, June 17 at 8:30 p.m.

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Have a happy weekend of June 16 in New York! Join THIRTEEN on the roof of the Hansborough Leisure Center in Harlem for a screening of Great Performances: Merry Wives, Shakespeare’s comic masterpiece from the Public Theatre’s Shakespeare in the Park. Set in South Harlem, the play tells the story of trickster Falstaff and the cunning wives who outwit him in a celebration of black joy, laughter and vitality. It stars Jacob Ming-Trent as Falstaff, Pascale Armand as Madame Ekua Page and Susan Kelechi Watson as Madame Nkechi Ford.

The production is adapted by Jocelyn Bioh and directed by Saheem Ali, associate artistic director of The Public. Ali also directs the Public Theater’s current Shakespeare adaptation, the hit Fatty hamby James Ijames and a co-production with the National Black Theatre.

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