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Drunk Shakespeare

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A New York Times Critic’s Pick, Drunk Shakespeare brings Comedy Central’s ‘Drunk HIstory’ to the stage. Join five professional New York actors, one of whom has had at least 5 shots of whiskey, as they attempt to perform a major a Shakespearean play. Unabashedly hilarious, each and every show is full of it’s own drunken shenanigans!

Why Watch Drunk Shakespeare

A comic turn of events, watch as 4 actors try their best to keep the script on point as they act out a Shakespearean play alongside one, very drunk, cast member. Here for a limited run through the end of January 2018, don’t miss your chance to get in on this brilliantly funny theatrical experience. And don’t worry - it won’t just be the actors who are having fun. Drinks and snacks will be available for audience members throughout the show’s entirety.

The Story

Set in a hidden library with over fifteen thousand books, join the ‘Drunk Shakespeare Society’ - a troupe of five professional actors - as they come together to perform one of history’s most well-known plays. A handful of shots later, let the good times roll! As the four sober actors try to keep the story on course, mayhem is sure unravel. Get ready to laugh, drink, and have a down right good time at this show!

Good for

Comedy | Adult humor | Date night

Critics Reviews

“It offers considerably more fun than many Shakespeare productions, worth experiencing not to watch an actor get drunk, but to watch a cast juggle so many balls so adroitly.”
– The New York Times

“The buzzy performance is a mix of faithful deliveries of the Bard’s powerful lines and contemporary pop culture references. The result is a show that successfully makes a rich, heavy play accessible, while retaining the air — and language — of the originally version.”
– The Huffington Post

Show Details

Show Timings

Tues 7.30 PM, 8 PM & 10 PM
Wed 8 PM
Friday 8 PM & 10 PM
Saturday 6 PM, 8 PM & 10 PM

Duration
1 hour, 30 minutes including one intermission

Leading Roles
Alison Wien
Caitlin Morris
Kelsy Lidsky
Josh Hyman

Directed by
David Hudson

Know Before You Go

Audience
Audience under 21 will not be permitted inside the theater.

Available Facilities
In-house Bar
Coat check
Wheelchair accessible

Outside Food
Strictly prohibited. If you'd like to grab a meal before or after the show, check out our guide to the 30 Best Restaurants in the Theater District.

Dress Code
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

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Tim Harris
Tim
Reviewed in December, 2017

First of all, I just want to point out as to how beautiful the entire stage set up was. Towering book shelves and a rustic library seemed right out of an old fiction novel. And although the actors were super drunk, they managed to pull off such an incredible show with ease. Please make sure you go for this, it is nothing like you've ever seen before - trust me.

Muriel Ingram
Muriel
Reviewed in November, 2017

LAUGHTER RIOT! The performers are sooo good. With an intimate set up and loads of jokes, this play is officially one of my favourites. I'm going back again as soon as i can!

Dana Hook
Dana
Reviewed in November, 2017

What could be better than actors performing drunk AND offering you to drink with them?! Super friendly and approachable team, we ordered a bottle of champagne to go with the theme! The jokes were on point and funny as hell. There's no harm in enjoying the play a little tipsy. Go for it.

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The Lounge, 300 W 43rd Street , New York

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