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 a fun, goofy night or afternoon out, whether or not you're even the least bit familiar with Shakespeare's plays.
Don't see it if you're too much of a purist or you'd rather see a conventional play with a linear story, as opposed to comical anarchy out the wazoo.
See it if You like a little Shakespeare in your comedy. It's an absolutely fun night with some good acting
Don't see it if You like a little comedy in your Shakespeare. This leans far more heavily on the drunk part than the Shakespeare part.
See it if Looking for something unique with some improve. Every show is different.
Don't see it if You need something scripted or believe in prohibition. Or are afraid of a little audience participation.
Also I’ve seen it twice. Unique each time. Lots of fun.
See it if a Shakespeare themed improv group with raunchy humor, and alcohol everywhere makes you laugh - No prior Shakespeare experience needed.
Don't see it if you expect a full unabridged Shakespeare play; dislike drunken revelry; or, take Shakespearean works seriously and can not poke fun at them.
See it if you like-improv-parodies-audience participation (be part of the show!)-great comedic performances-Shakespeare inspired productions
Don't see it if you-want a serious Shakespeare production-don't like small venues-don't like blue comedy-want a live orchestra
See it if If you want to have a great time out and laugh a lot this is the show for you
Don't see it if If you are closed minded and have no sense of humor
See it if You enjoy shows that are wonderfully inappropriate in the best of ways!
Don't see it if You have any issue with profanity, drinking, and/or audience involvement.
See it if You're looking to see some hilarious, intelligent, Shakespeare-driven improv. I'm planning on seeing it again.
Don't see it if You're looking to see a traditional play.
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 you enjoy a rowdy show with little formal structure. Very engaging and interactive.
Don't see it if you aren't in the mood to be called upon by cast members or don't appreciate raunchy humor.
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 like to drink, see others drink, like audience participation and bawdy humor.
Don't see it if You're painfully shy, don't approve of alcohol, need to bring children.
See it if A fun, original way to pass an evening. I liked the sing-alongs and audience participation. Feels like it belongs in a dorm or pub.
Don't see it if You don't like alcohol or don't like Shakespeare, or want a quiet evening. The show is boisterous, in a good way.