‘Merry Wives’ epic, hilarious

Gustavo Rangel

“The Merry Wives of Windsor,” directed by Elanor Packwood and written by William Shakespeare was epic, hilarious and dramatic.

I very much enjoyed this play, from its humor to the drama that made me gasp.

The humor was a bit slapstick mixed with romance, and the drama is the same we see in our daily lives.

The storyline was very well-written, but what else can you expect from Shakespeare?

The play centers around a little town off Windsor, where a man by the name of Sir John Falstaff (Jason Falsk) enters the town low on money, so he sends two exact indentical letters saying only replacing the names to two different wealthy wives courting them, and also around the very complicated love triangle between Mistress Anne Page (Krystal Favrow), Abraham Slender (Tyler Tingley), and Fento (Brandon Gillette).

My favorite character had to be Slender because of his comic relief portions through the whole play.

The entire time watching this, all I could think of was what awesome acting that was performed by all the actors stage, and where is Slender.

Each scene just kept my attention, there was not a dull moment, I was actually so into it, I had thought it was a movie.

During intermission, I was eager to go back in and finish watching the play, jumping and anxious much like a kid in a candy store.

Catch this play before it’s too late.

Tickets are available at http://cms.cerritos.edu/theater, or call 562-467-5058 for more information.

Tickets are $12 for general admission, $10 for Cerritos student with I.D., and $8 for ages 5-12.