Drunk Shakespeare

Theater, Shakespeare The Lounge , Hell's Kitchen Until Monday December 31 2018
5 out of 5 stars
(2user reviews)
Drunk Shakespeare
Photograph: Eric Sause

An actor drinks heavily (in the vein of Comedy Central's Drunk History) and then tries to corral others into enacting a story by the Bard. Bibulous excess is encouraged.

 

TIME OUT DISCOUNT TICKET OFFER:

DRUNK SHAKESPEARE
The hit theatrical comedy in the heart of Broadway

$35 for balcony tickets (regular price $55)
$49 for mezzanine tickets (regular price $69)
$69 for stage-side tickets (regular price $89)

Promotional description: The stage is set at the Lounge, a hidden library on 47th and Eighth featuring craft cocktails and more 15,000 real books. Five professional New York actors meet as members of the Drunk Shakespeare Society. One of them has at least five shots of whiskey, then overconfidently attempts to perform a major role in a Shakespearean play. Hilarity and mayhem ensue as the four sober actors try to keep the script on track. Every show is different depending on who is drinking…and what they're drinking!

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Performance schedule: Monday at 7:30pm; Wednesday at 8pm; Thursday at 7:30pm; and Friday and Saturday at 8pm and 10pm. Some weeks also offer performances on Tuesday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 7pm and/or Saturday at 6pm.

Running Time: 1hr 30mins. No intermission.

21 or over only. Photo ID required.

Offer for performances thru 9/29/18. Not all seats discounted. Discount code valid for stage-side, mezzanine and balcony seats only. All purchases with credit/debit, including online and phone orders, will incur a $4 processing fee. Blackout dates may apply. Schedule and cast subject to change. Offer subject to availability. No exchanges or refunds, all sales final. Cannot be combined with other offers. Not valid for prior purchases. Ages 21+ only. HEALTH WARNING: We do not condone excessive drinking. Our actors have a regular rotation system and are carefully monitored at all times. Drinking in moderation can be fun. Drinking to excess can ruin your life. We promote healthy drinking. Theater is wheelchair accessible. For groups of 10 or more, contact will@drunkshakespeare.com.

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Venue name: The Lounge
Contact:
Address: 777 Eighth Ave, second floor
New York
10036
Cross street: at 47th St
Transport: Subway: A, C, E to 42nd St–Port Authority
Price: $55–$89, with Time Out discount $35–$69
Event phone: 914-713-7865
Event website: http://drunkshakespeare.com
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    • The Lounge $55–$89, with Time Out discount $35–$69 Buy tickets
    • The Lounge $55–$89, with Time Out discount $35–$69 Buy tickets
    • The Lounge $55–$89, with Time Out discount $35–$69 Buy tickets
    • The Lounge $55–$89, with Time Out discount $35–$69 Buy tickets
    • The Lounge $55–$89, with Time Out discount $35–$69 Buy tickets
    • The Lounge $55–$89, with Time Out discount $35–$69 Buy tickets
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tastemaker

This show was hilarious. Only bummer is we paid full price for tickets only to find out they were on Groupon at the same time :( but that was our fault. I was cracking up the entire time. Love the way they included the audience in it. The "stage" is also super cool. It's in a library, surrounded by hundreds of books all organized by color. The room is also pretty small so the show is right in front of you. You are also greeted with a shot, which was awesome. I would go back to see this again, which I can't say for a lot of shows! I'd imagine it would be different every time.

tastemaker

If you're looking for something different, come to Drunk Shakespeare. It's not done in the same way that most plays are and that's what makes it a great show. There aren't really any bad seats in the house. The mystery still remains: are the actors actually drunk or simply pretending?