Chesapeake Shakespeare Company Presents The Merry Wives of Windsor 

ELLICOTT CITY, MD (January 15, 2014) – Shakespeare in bell-bottoms and platform shoes? Cue the Barry White tunes and spin the disco ball. This winter, Chesapeake Shakespeare Company will set The Merry Wives of Windsor in the 1970s, as the hilarious misadventures of a ladies man who schemes to find love and riches. Preoccupied with trying to outwit him, the leading citizens of Windsor fail to see that a truer love is blooming in their midst. Laugh along as Founding Artistic Director Ian Gallanar transplants Shakespeare’s classic romantic comedy from Elizabethan England to the decade of disco. Performances are scheduled February 14 through March 9, 2014, at the Black Box Theatre, Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Road, Ellicott City, MD, 21043. Tickets can be purchased online at or call the box office at 410.313.8661.

WHO:                         Chesapeake Shakespeare Company
WHAT:                       The Merry Wives of Windsor
                                  Directed by Ian Gallanar, Founding Artistic Director
WHERE:                     Howard County Center for the Arts, Black Box Theatre
                                  8510 High Ridge Road, Ellicott City, MD  21043
WHEN:                        February 14 – March 9, 2014 Thursdays-Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at 3pm 
HOW:                          Tickets can be purchased online through our website www.chesapeakeshakespeare.comor call 410.313.8661

PRICES:                     Adults: $29-$38     Seniors: $29    Students: $15

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company - Mission
Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, the Baltimore area’s third-largest theater company, was founded in 2002 with a mission to create innovative performance and education programs that bring the works of William Shakespeare and other classics to life.  It is a member of the Theatre Communications Group, the organization for professional theaters in the United States and the Shakespeare Theatre Association, the international organization for professional Shakespeare theaters.  Chesapeake Shakespeare Company is committed to making the arts more accessible to the community by intensifying the connection between audiences and artists and some of the greatest works of theater ever written.
Contact:  Jean Thompson, Communications Manager  410.313.8874 (office) or  443.845.6130 (cell)