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. More…
Every night in a hidden library on 47th and 8th with over 15,000 books a Drunk Shakespeare society member will have at least five shots of whiskey and then attempt to perform in a Shakespearean play. Each performance by The Drunk Shakespeare Society requires a Patron, an audience member to be the King or Queen who helps run the show. Anything can, and does, happen. Craft cocktails available during the show.
See it if A theatrical experience that was hilarious and a great time. Talented improvers. Will see again.
Don't see it if You need more of a traditional show. It's Shakespeare but that's not why you see the show.
See it if you want to fall under the influence of a funny, boozy troupe whose comedy cup runneth over with a lot of frat humor & a shot of Shakespeare
Don't see it if you can't gin up the courage to engage & drink in the silly, clever, semi-improvised humor that's reliant more on pop culture than the Bard.
See it if You want to see a classically trained cast have fun with Shakespeare in a frat-boy manner. You enjoy improv.
Don't see it if You want more Shakespeare & less drunk. You don't like audience participation. You want traditional Shakespeare. You want silly, not stupid.
See it if You enjoy having fun with your Shakespeare and don't have to take it seriously. You like to laugh/drink/and, at some points, interact.
Don't see it if You don't like mildly interactive shows or a loosy-goosy feel to your theater, you don't like to watch super talented actors have silly fun.
See it if you desire an interactive, improv fueled, skillful use of classical text, heady cocktail of laughter & mayhem, it is MacB after all...
Don't see it if not interested in drinking, Shakespeare, having fun, participating, topical references, seeing talented actor/improv technicians work magic
See it if you wanna take a night off from "The Theatah," & just have a ridiculous, silly, casual-Friday-gone-amok kinda experience. 90 minutes of fun!
Don't see it if you have an alcohol addiction. Just, no.
See it if I had a GREAT time. You'll especially appreciate this if you know your Shakespeare and pop culture references.
Don't see it if you're under 21 or don't condone alcohol-infused fun.
See it if You like Shakespeare and like to laugh. I love Shakespeare and it was hilarious to see the performers performing under the influence. LOL
Don't see it if You don't like to laugh and cannot follow Shakespeare.
See it if you like "improve style" comedy using the Bard as a jumping off point. Many of his soliloquies, and characters, with comic asides, & booze.
Don't see it if you are a bard traditionalist. I've seen better parodies. - And I don't think the drinking added much. Fun concept & the actors worked hard
See it if MacBeth x improvised drinking games + alcohol = a fun, unpredictable time. Jokes vary on what you find funny. Beautiful library setting.
Don't see it if Want serious Shakespeare. Improv, alcohol, or extra games annoy you. Jokes lean liberal, so may be considered offensive to some.
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See it if you want an evening of total silliness & fun w/a group of friends. A little bit of Shakespeare knowledge helps. Can be messy, can be crude.
Don't see it if LOUD risque interactive shows bug you. They DO work their improv/prepared asses off, albeit messy, over-the-top, confusing as hell, but fun!
See it if you are in fact also drunk--that may be the only way to enjoy this show.
Don't see it if you are expecting a clever way of poking fun at Shakespeare. Even the sober actors act like they are drunk and the result is just a mess.
See it if You're looking for a comedy/improv show wrapped in Shakespeare. Up for silliness and a raunchy night of laughs.
Don't see it if You take Shakespeare so seriously that you can't take this lampoon. Are offended by coarse language, brazen alcohol over-consumption, & sex.
See it if All your friends raved about this. At the very least, you will be entertained.
Don't see it if Don't like Shakespeare at all or you are a Shakespeare purist
See it if you're a fan of Shakespeare and want to see a new (and drunk) take on it. Think Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged with alcohol.
Don't see it if you're not a drinker and your knowledge of Shakespeare is lacking.
See it if You want a fun night out, this is the show. Ever changing, anything goes with actors who are good at Shakespere and doodle at improve.
Don't see it if You expect straight laced Shakespere, or aren't willing to perhaps participate.
See it if you and your friends want to spend a hilariously boozy evening getting the gist of a Shakespeare play.
Don't see it if a boozy atmosphere is not your idea of fun.
See it if you are a fan of Shakespeare and want to see a twist on one of his plays. Currently it is MacBeth. I recommend drinking a few drinks before.
Don't see it if you don't want to see Improv based on MacBeth.
See it if You want a fun night out with friends or a date in an unusual space. Acting is high energy and gags/jokes are clever.
Don't see it if You only take your Shakespeare straight or you dislike a bit of "bro" atmosphere.
See it if I saw this show 2x. In 2014, was hysterical, w/ great Shakespearean acting. Last year, it was overloaded with foulness, down 25 notches.
Don't see it if If you hate drunkenness, foul language and bad acting, or any combination of the above. Every other word is "f..."