Shakespeare in the (Wright) Park Friday, August 10

Photo by Morf Morford

Photo by Morf Morford

Pack your snacks, blankets and lawn chairs and head to Wright Park for a free outdoor production of Shakespeare’s “The Merry Wives of Windsor.”

The show starts at 7 p.m. and arrives in Tacoma courtesy of Seattle Shakespeare Co.’s Wooden O productions, a traveling troupe that specializes in open-air shows.

If you would like to get close to the action, bring a blanket to sit on the ground. Alternatively, low-rise, collapsible beach chairs work well.

If you’d prefer a higher seat, the company recommends sitting in the back of the crowd.

You can see this bust of Henrik Ibsen, the Norwegian playwright, the most frequently performed dramatist in the world after Shakespeare, in Wright Park. Perhaps we could have an Ibsen summer production some day. Photo: Morf Morford

You can see this bust of Henrik Ibsen, the Norwegian playwright, the most frequently performed dramatist in the world after Shakespeare, in Wright Park. Perhaps we could have an Ibsen summer production some day. Photo: Morf Morford

About The Merry Wives of Windsor

On the make in the sleepy suburb of Windsor, the fat knight John Falstaff hopes to score a pretty penny by seducing two of the town’s wealthy wives, Mistress Page and Mistress Ford. But it’s the women who know how to play the game better. They soon orchestrate a scheme to scam the scammer.  A warm-hearted and antic romp with some of Shakespeare’s most clever and comic characters.

Shakespeare Blooms

W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory

July 16-August 12

Explore some of the plants woven throughout Shakespeare’s work in the Conservatory’s bouquet of blooms pocket garden display.

- Metro Parks