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 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 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..."
See it if You are going out with a group and are up for an interactive experience. It's fun, it's drunk, but it's still Shakespeare in old english...
Don't see it if The thought of being called on horrifies you or you cannot tolerate Shakespeare content.
See it if you're in a mood to have a silly fun time w/ friends? or maybe by yourself wanting to kill boredom? - Laughter is still the best medicine !
Don't see it if you are clueless of any Shakesperean work (particularly Macbeth-the one I saw -not sure if they use same play all the time but i think so).
See it if Want to see an actor get drunk and others try to keep the storyline, and enjoy Some moments of good soliloquies, or see a long sketch.
Don't see it if If you like seeing shows by yourself (like I do). If you want to see a hilarious show, not a long comedy hour.
See it if You want some serious fun! Would have scored it higher if the pun wasn't calling my name.
Don't see it if Not a family show nor is it Shakespeare in the typical sense. Modern reinvention for sure! Also not fun if you don't like libations.
See it if you're a fan of audience-participation, you like Shakespeare, and you like improv comedy
Don't see it if you're looking for traditional Shakespeare, you're are looking for a night to sit back and relax, or if you're under 21 [it's 21+ only]
See it if You're into sophomoric drunkfest, after coming into Manhattan from a bridge or tunnel. Only redeeming quality is the venue, itself.
Don't see it if You want a modicum of substance to your evening: I don't even think designated actor was drunk; assuming this, the acting was o.k.
See it if find a lot of manic acting and some sophomoric antics entertaining and hilarious - and you are familiar with Macbeth.
Don't see it if you're not interested in a manic, somewhat confusing show (and I don't confuse easily). Not nearly as funny as I thought it would be.
See it if You'll like it if you like parodies and Shakespeare, are an out-of-towner looking for something less serious and more bawdry than Broadway.
Don't see it if You don't find (sometimes dated) reference humor inherently funny. The drinking game is framing, it's essentially just a Shakepeare parody.
See it if you want to attend a millennial frat party that uses the canvas of Shakespeare on which to splatter forced farce and yuks
Don't see it if you dislike lots of sexual references as there are lots of those or if you are bothered by the noise of boisterous encouragement
See it if you love improv and would rather go to a frat party than the theater. Gimmicky, and the cast seemed to be having more fun than the audience
Don't see it if ...you're looking for something clever & truly improvised. It's clear the script is the same every night with a few small variables changed.
See it if You don’t want to spend much money and you are really up for anything...or nothing.
Don't see it if You like alcohol in your overpriced drinks, you are expecting more than Macbeth, you have hearing trouble. It’s very difficult to hear.
See it if You like bawdy plays with audience participation. You enjoy Shakespeare parodies
Don't see it if You don't like bawdiness and fraternity style drinking parties.
See it if love drinking and drunkenness, some fun mixed with craziness.
Don't see it if you don't like displays of drunkenness combined with silliness. I found it to be just too ridiculous, although parts were amusing at times.
See it if If you enjoy Shakespeare....but don't take yourself too seriously. And like to drink! Everything is more fun with alchocol!
Don't see it if You are serious about your Shakespeare
See it if I was underwhelmed but give the show 50 as others seemed to enjoy it Mostly weak dialog and acting
Don't see it if I thought the dialog and jokes were weak. If you’re not into Shakespeare you might not have much fun either