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 live a really immersive theater experience, live Shakespeare in a modern way. You can drink in a library, interact with the cast
Don't see it if you don't like Shakespeare and drink.
See it if You want your sides to ache from laughing. Want to see a hilarious side of Shakesphere with current political comments and innuendos.
Don't see it if If you don't like profanity or are not able to scream and curse
See it if An engaging cast combines the love of Shakespeare and booze effortlessly.
Don't see it if The energy is high during this production and the audience becomes a part of a rather enjoyable evening at the theater.
See it if you enjoy Shakespeare, raucous humor, and witty (and at times crass) improv.
Don't see it if you are looking for a wholesome evening of theater or audience participation terrifies you.
See it if You enjoy revelling in the lower elements of The Bard's works.
Don't see it if you're easily offended, or have lofty notions of what Shakespeare is "supposed" to be be.
See it if you're looking for a frat party with a Shakespeare background done by a talented improv troupe.
Don't see it if you're afraid of audience participation, though you can mostly escape by sitting in the mezzanine. There's lots of sex humor.
See it if want irreverent and farcical take on Shakespeare. Enjoy audience participation. Emphasize a fun experience.
Don't see it if Want to enjoy the play as the concept and interjections basically kill Macbeth as written even the great monologues can't land.
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 want to see a group of charismatic young actors ham up a kooky script and are open to meeting new people. (It's a pretty social show)
Don't see it if you don't know "Macbeth" since this is the main play it's based on.
See it if you're in the mood for exactly the kind of humor you'd expect from Drunk Shakespeare -- entertaining in the moment but not esp. memorable
Don't see it if you're not a fan of improv comedy or if you find drunk antics annoying
See it if you want to laugh continuously and don't mind a bit of (mild) audience participation.
Don't see it if you're looking for something serious or don't approve of intoxication as a component of humor.
See it if you want to waste an evening of your time. Maybe my age (61) made me miss too many of the pop culture references, but it was excruciating.
Don't see it if you value your time.
See it if You enjoy making fun of Shakespeare with improvising actors and crude, sexual humor
Don't see it if You're easily offended or uncomfortable, or don't like Shakespeare
See it if you enjoy humor/improv revolving around Shakespeare, contemporary events and culture. intimate setting. alcohol permitted.
Don't see it if you think photography should be prohibited during a theatrical event. you don't enjoy being around a largely intoxicated crowd.