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.
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.
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