The Caltech Players present Shakespeare’s exuberant comedy The Merry Wives of Windsor for two weekends starting Friday, August 7, in the gardens of Caltech’s historic Alumni House.

What’s Sir John Falstaff to do? He has an unquenchable thirst for wine, a riotous sense of humor, and an appetite as massive as his ego, but now he’s run out of money. Never fear; surely the local ladies are hungry for his love, and will pay him handsomely for it! Luckily, Windsor wives are smarter than he thinks, and have a host of merry tricks up their sleeves to revenge themselves on the roguish Falstaff.

With a cast and crew of students, staff, JPLers, alumni, and local talent, the Caltech Players re-create the music, dance, and warmth of Renaissance England in the gardens of Caltech’s historic Alumni House. Incorporating madrigals, ballads, and folk dances of the period, director Todd Brun and music director Wendell Webster have turned Shakespeare’s funniest comedy into a joyous celebration of the beauty and spirit of Elizabethan England.

PERFORMANCES run Friday through Sunday August 7-9, and Thursday through Saturday August 13-15; all performances begin at 7:30 p.m.

LOCATION: The Caltech Alumni House, 345 S. Hill Avenue, Pasadena, CA.

PARKING: Free parking available on Hill Street, and also in the garage on Holliston Avenue south of Del Mar Blvd.

TICKETS: Ticket price: $10 general admission; $5 students with ID. (8/13 performance free for Caltech Alumni). Tickets available at the door. To reserve tickets for specific performances, please email with your name, performance date, and quantity. (Please note: reserved tickets will be held until 15 minutes before curtain, when they will be released.)

For more information, please email