Kristen Alberts as Mrs. Page, left, Joshua Fournier as John Falstaff, and Mary Freeman at Mrs. Ford in Recycled Shakespeare Company’s production of “The Merry Wives of Windsor.” Photo by Shana Page

The Recycled Shakespeare Company plans to stage Shakespeare’s “The Merry Wives of Windsor” through Sunday, May 21.

Performances are set for 7 p.m. Friday, May 19, at the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 36 Cool St. in Waterville; 7 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at South Parish Congregational Church, 9 Church St. in Augusta; and a Sunday matinee is planned for 2 p.m. May 21 on stage at Central Hall Commons, 152 East Main St. in Dover-Foxcroft.

When the infamous buffoon John Falstaff rolls into town, he plans to claim rich married women as his lovers to get to their money. But the merry wives and a jealous husband devise plans to trap Falstaff in his own game while friends are hatching matches of their own.

Joshua Bickford of Oakland, a musician and music teacher, has written all original music to Shakespeare’s songs to enliven the production.

This 1950s Era interpretation is guided by director Vanessa Glazier of Waterville with choreography by Emily Carlton of China and produced by Lyn Rowden of Fairfield.

Joshua Fournier of Fairfield brings Falstaff to life, while Mary Freeman of South Paris and Kristen Alberts of South China act as the merry wives. Murray Herard, of Oakland, sparks the comedic fuse as the jealousy husband and his alter ego. Tammy Werber of Whitefield, Becca Bradstreet of Waterville, Sarah Mayven Crocker of Augusta, and Lena Page, of Albion, round out the hilarity along with several other actors across the state in a cast ranging from ages 8-80.


Concessions and RSC merchandise sales will support RSC ‘s work to bring free, quality, grassroots, green, community theater throughout Maine.

The play is free and accessible to all to attend. For a $10 donation people can reserve a front row seat by contacting Lyn Rowden at 207-314-4730 or

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