Shakespeare in The Park. About Harlem, but somehow not in Harlem…

Post pandemic theater is coming. Shakespeare in the Park will present the Merry Wives this summer.

The production will be a “fresh and joyous adaptation by Jocelyn Bioh… set in South Harlem amidst a vibrant and eclectic community of West African immigrants, Merry Wives will be a celebration of Black joy, laughter, and vitality. A New York story about the tricks of the heart, performed in the heart of the City.”

This version, according to the Times, will feature “Falstaff as an African-American seeking to woo two married women who are immigrants from West Africa.”

We only wish they’d come uptown and presented it at Marcus Garvey Park.