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‘Merry Wives’ have a merry time during the Gold Rush

Adriana Marmo, Yuri Tajiri and Laura Kaya. left to right, appear in "The Merry Wives," a Gold Rush take on the classic Shakespeare play, at Big Idea Theatre. Photo by Benjamin T. Ismail
Adriana Marmo, Yuri Tajiri and Laura Kaya. left to right, appear in "The Merry Wives," a Gold Rush take on the classic Shakespeare play, at Big Idea Theatre. Photo by Benjamin T. Ismail

Big Idea Theatre’s “Unbound” 2014 season strikes gold with “The Merry Wives” by William Shakespeare, as adapted by Laura Kaya.

Step back in time to the wild, wild West … where anything goes. It’s the Gold Rush, and tens of thousands of immigrants from around the world have flocked to California in search of their fortune. Among them is Sir John Falstaff, who, having failed to strike gold in the foothills, now attempts to win his fortune by other, less noble means. Enter Mistresses Page and Ford, whom Falstaff plots to separate from their gold by falsely pledging his love. The women, however, are not so easily fooled and turn the tables on the hapless Falstaff through a series of bawdy, raucous and hilarious pranks.

The production is directed by Angelina LeBarre.

Enjoy this playful twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy that celebrates our region’s vibrant history. “The Merry Wives” plays at Big Idea Theatre, 1616 Del Paso Blvd. in Sacramento, through March 29 with shows at 8 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets are $16 general admission ($20 at the door), $14 for students/seniors/SARTA ($18 at the door) and $10 on Thrifty Thursdays. Groups of 10 or more pay $10 each and reservations are encouraged. For tickets and more information call (916) 960-3036 or visit bigideatheatre.com.

 

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