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THE STORY: Set in South Harlem, amidst a vibrant and eclectic community of West African immigrants, MERRY WIVES is a New York story about tricks of the heart. A raucous spinoff featuring the Bard’s most beloved comic characters, this hilarious farce tells the story of the trickster Falstaff and the wily wives who outwit him in a new celebration of Black joy, laughter, and vitality.
“Jocelyn Bioh reshapes a comedy of clever women, frail men and harsh revenge into one of love and forgiveness.” —The New York Times. “A smartly clever clash of cultures, changing attitudes, and all the rich ways in which West African immigrants have made South Harlem their home.” —Variety. “Merry Wives celebrates survival by reminding us that joy can be infectious, too.” —TimeOut.