Merry Wives

Name: Delacorte Theater
Address: 81 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024
Production Information
First performance date: July 6, 2021
Opening date: August 9, 2021
Closing date: September 18, 2021
External Links: Official Website

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Production Description
Set in South Harlem, amidst a vibrant and eclectic community of West African immigrants, MERRY WIVES is a New York story about tricks of the heart, performed in the heart of the City—Central Park’s magical Delacorte Theater. A raucous spinoff featuring the Bard’s most beloved comic characters, this hilarious farce tells the story of the trickster Falstaff and the wily wives who outwit him in a new celebration of Black joy, laughter, and vitality.
Opening Night Credits

Production Credits
Person/Company Credit
The Public Theater Producer
William Shakespeare Playwright
Jocelyn Bioh Adaptation
Michael Thurber Original Music
Saheem Ali Director
Darrell Grand Moultrie Choreographer
Rocío Mendez Fight Director
Beowulf Boritt Set Designer
Dede M. Ayite Costume Designer
Jiyoun (Jiji) Chang Lighting Designer
Kai Harada Co-Sound Designer
Palmer Hefferan Co-Sound Designer
Cookie Jordan Wig, Hair & Make-Up
Jessica Paz Sound System Design
Boneau/Bryan-Brown Press Representative
Benjamin E. C. Pfister Stage Manager
Narda Alcorn Production Stage Manager

Actor Role
Abena Anne Page
Shola Adewusi Mama Quickly
Gbenga Akinnagbe Mister Nduka Ford
Pascale Armand Madam Ekua Page
Mayaa Boateng Fenton/Simple
Phillip James Brannon Pastor Evans
Brandon E. Burton Ensemble
Joshua Echebiri Slender/Pistol
Branden Lindsay Ensemble
Ebony Marshall-Oliver Ensemble
Jarvis D. Matthews Ensemble
Jacob Ming-Trent Falstaff
Jennifer Mogbock Ensemble
Julian Rozzell Shallow
Kyle Scatliffe Mister Kwame Page
David Ryan Smith Doctor Caius
Susan Kelechi Watson Madam Nkechi Ford
Award Person / Company Function
1 WON 2022 Obie Award, Sustained Excellence in Directing Saheem Ali Director
2 NOMINATED 2022 Antonyo Award, Best Featured Actor in a Play Off-Broadway Abena Actor
3 NOMINATED 2022 Antonyo Award, Best Director Saheem Ali Director
4 NOMINATED 2022 Antonyo Award, Best Costumes Dede M. Ayite Costume Designer
5 NOMINATED 2022 Antonyo Award, Best Actor in a Play Off-Broadway Susan Kelechi Watson Actor
6 NOMINATED 2022 Antonyo Award, Best Actor in a Play Off-Broadway Jacob Ming-Trent Actor
7 NOMINATED 2022 Antonyo Award, Best Revival The Public Theater Producer