Theater, Free Events

The Merry Wives of Tinder

When: Wed., April 20, 7 p.m. 2016

The humor in Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor stems from the bloated, aged Falstaff's slipshod wooing of two married women. Falstaff sends Mistress Ford and Mistress Page identical form letters that declare his love for each of them; the ladies immediately discern Falstaff's scheme and decide to string him along. Theatre Nuevo updates the play for the digital age by giving the players cellphones and access to a certain popular hook-up app in its production of The Merry Wives of Tinder. Much of the dialogue for the show comes from actual Tinder messages received by St. Louis singles, donated to the company in the name of art. The Merry Wives of Tinder is performed at 7 p.m. at Milque Toast Bar (2212 South Jefferson Avenue; www.sfstl.com) as part of this year's Shake 38 Festival. Admission is free.

Paul Friswold

Price: free admission

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