Frequently Asked Questions about Merry Wives of Windsor

When are performances? 
Friday, February 14 – Sunday, March 9, 2014
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm
Sundays at 3pm

Where are the performances?
Howard County Center for the Arts
8510 High Ridge Road
Ellicott City, MD 21043

How much are tickets?
ADULTS --                
Thursdays: $29
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays:  $38
SENIORS (over 65) – $29
STUDENTS (under 25) -- $15

GROUPS – Discount group rates are available for groups of 10 or more adults.  Tickets must be paid for by cash or check in advance.  Call the CSC Box Office for more information (410-313-8661).

NOTE: All service/handling fees are included in ticket price.

How do I buy tickets? 
Click HERE to purchase your tickets online. 
For phone orders, call the Box Office (410-313-8661) Monday through Friday, 10am – 2pm.

Can I buy tickets at the show? 
Any tickets not sold as of 3 hours before performance time will be available for purchase at the door.
We accept cash, checks or credit cards.

Where do I pick up my tickets? 
We hold all tickets at the ticket table in the lobby of the Howard County Center for the Arts Building. It is not necessary to bring your order confirmation.

The doors will open 45 minutes before the performance (earlier on Fridays):
7:15pm on Thursdays and Saturdays,
6:30pm on Fridays (Extended Version discussions begin at 7pm)
2:15pm on Sundays

How do I get to the Center for the Arts?
From Columbia and points South:
Take Route 29 NORTH to Route 40 EAST.  Make the first LEFT onto Rogers Avenue.  Make a RIGHT onto High Ridge Road.  Take the third entrance to reach the Center’s main parking lot.

From Baltimore and points North:
Take Route 695 to Route 70 WEST towards Frederick.  Take Exit toward Rte 99, merge onto Route 29 NORTH.  Make a RIGHT onto Rogers Avenue. At traffic circle, continue straight to stay on Rogers. Turn LEFT onto High Ridge Road.

What is the theatre like?
The Black Box Theatre in the Center for the Arts holds approximately 100 people.  All seats are General Admission, so if you would like a certain seat, please arrive early enough to get your preference.

Is the theatre handicapped accessible?
Yes.  If you have any questions or need special arrangements, please call the Box Office at 410-313-8661.

Is the show appropriate for children? 
Absolutely -- this is a comedy!  There is nothing explicit in the production.  We are recommending it for children aged 9 and above. 


When and what are Extended Versions? 
Extended Versions are free pre-show talks centering on issues raised by the play. 
There will be an Extended Version discussion before every Friday show (Feb. 14, Feb 21, Feb 28, March 7). 
Discussions begin at 7pm, doors open at 6:30pm.

Will there be concessions?
Yes.  However, due to Howard County policies, we will not be able to offer wine. There will be other beverages available as well as candy and POPCORN!!

What if it snows?
We do our best to complete every performance, but sometimes, to ensure the safety of our patrons and staff, we may need to cancel a performance. We will cancel only if the forecast/radar looks completely hopeless.

How do I find out if a performance has been cancelled, prior to the performance?
In general, the decision to cancel a performance is made 2 hours before show time.  Once the decision to cancel has been made:

  • The Box Office Phone (410.313.8661) message will be changed to provide notice of a cancellation.
  • We'll Email You: If we have your email address, we'll send notice via email.
  • We'll Call You: If we know of our decision in time to call patrons, we'll call as many patrons as we can. This is why it is important for us to have a phone number that will be answered on the day of performance in our system. We can't guarantee, but we'll try our best.

If a performance is cancelled by CSC, you may:

  • Reschedule the tickets to another performance.  This option is valid for up to 12 months.  After the 12 months, tickets will not be exchanged or refunded.
  • Request a refund. Refund request must be received within 6 weeks of the closing of the production.
  • Convert ticket price to a donation.

If a performance has occurred, but patron was unable to attend:

  • Ticket price cannot be refunded.
  • At the discretion of CSC, tickets may be exchanged for another performance within 12 months of the original ticket dates.  Ticket exchange may be subject to a $5.00 per ticket exchange fee. 
  • Ticket price can be converted into a donation.