Shakespeare in Delaware Park opens with all-women cast; Pamela Rose Mangus is "Falstaff"

Jun 23, 2017

THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, a comedy by William Shakespeare about the would-be womanizer Sir John Falstaff, presented by Shakespeare in Delaware Park, directed by Eileen Dugan, opened Thursday night starring Pamela Rose Mangus as "Sir John Falstaff." Mangus discussed the unusual role with Theater Talk co-host Peter Hall.


Pamela Rose Mangus (center) plays Sir John Falstaff in the all-woman THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR at Shakespeare in Delaware Park. Diane DiBernardo (L) is Mistress Ford and Josie DiVincenzo is Mistress Page.
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THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, a comedy by William Shakespeare presented by Shakespeare in Delaware Park, opened Thursday, June 22, on a beautiful Buffalo summer evening. Directed by Eileen Dugan, the all-woman production stars Pamela Rose Mangus as "Sir John Falstaff" along with Kate Conigisor, Priscilla Young Anker, Victoria Perez, Charmagne Chi, Julia Register, Caitlin Baeumler Coleman, Darleen Pickering Hummert, Diane DiBernardo, and Josie DiVincenzo. 

The play runs through July 15, Tuesdays through Sundays at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free, but a goodwill offering is solicited at intermission by the actors. All performances are on "Shakespeare Hill" near the Rose Garden and Marcy Casino in Delaware Park. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and perhaps a jacket as performances continue past sundown. Suitable for all ages. For more information, call 856-4533 or visit www.shakespeareindelawarepark.org.