The Imbible: Day Drinking
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The Imbible: Day Drinking
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The Imbible: Day Drinking NYC Reviews and Tickets

77%
(42 Reviews)
Positive
83%
Mixed
12%
Negative
5%
Members say
Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Quirky, Delightful

About the Show

From the creators of "The Imbible", this history and cocktail-filled show takes on brunch.

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Member Reviews (42)

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72
Ambitious, Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Quirky

See it if If you want to learn about the history of drinking . 4 young actors are pretty humorous. Silly but fun and different!

Don't see it if If your into traditional theater whether drama or musical. Not really for the serious theater goer.

83
Booze-infused, Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful, Clever

See it if Booze-infused highly sippable cabaret in a tall matinee glass. Talented cast serve up Vladdy Marys, whiskey coffees & bellinis. Add yer own.

Don't see it if Arrive early to opt for the jalepeno scones and the savory spiced garnishes as they vanish before showtime (twenty-minute window).Very clean Read more

89
Entertaining, Quirky

See it if You'd enjoy three tasty drinks (make-your-own bloody mary, spiked coffee, bellini) with a fun energetic cast performing skits.

Don't see it if You're looking for a profound show, since this is silly campy fun that's perfect for a brunch out with friends.

83
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing, Quirky

See it if You want to enjoy an afternoon with a friend at a funny production w lite brunch, 3 full size drinks & a kooky cast singing history of drink

Don't see it if You expect a Broadway production, don't like sitting in a small space, expect a full spread at brunch. If that's you, go to Saardi's. Read more

75
Quirky, Disappointing, Fluffy, Great singing, Clever

See it if you want a light, fun experience performed by earnest young people. Especially if you like Bloody Marys, Irish Coffee and Bellini. Good date

Don't see it if you are expecting great art, or if you aren't there to drink. The free drinks (full size with considerable alcohol) are the main draw.

79
Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Fluffy, Thought-provoking

See it if If you want to see a show about brunch with some facts about booze. Also included free drinks( of which they discuss)

Don't see it if You do not like drinking. You do no like singing with your brunch

69
Quirky, Overrated, Disappointing

See it if If you are interested in having 3 drinks then the history it conveys and like a variety of drinks, which they pick...go 30 minutes early

Don't see it if If you want to hear the history of different alcohol, rather than seeing musical skits trying to enact it. Seating uncomfortable, crowded

79
Clever, Great singing, Ambitious, Funny

See it if You like small intimate shows with a talented cast, and drinking!

Don't see it if You like traditional theater with a stage, you need shows with sophisticated costumes and staging, you don’t like alcohol!

Critic Reviews (4)

Village Voice
July 2nd, 2017

"A surprisingly educational diversion...Lightly amusing anecdotes and vignettes quickly pour forth over the two hours...The quartet handily switches between numerous accents, costume pieces, and attitudes as they swiftly depict a cavalcade of personages...Their nimble performances prove more potent than the traditional concoctions they serve up...Still, 'The Imbible: Day Drinking' usually goes down smoothly enough, and is likely to send you out into the evening in fine spirits."
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DC Metro Theater Arts
July 2nd, 2017

"The energy and laughs bubble over after intermission...Throughout the time-traveling show, the actors perform Ehrlich’s original a cappella songs with melodious voices and perfect four-part harmonies...The engaging production concludes with the ensemble bringing us up to date on the growing popularity and democratization of brunch through the centuries, and some hysterically insightful observations on our age of digital media and internet crowd-funding."
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M
July 19th, 2017

"Though the play gets a bit too academic at times, the sung anecdotes...have the effect of making you feel strangely protective of this thing you’ve likely mocked as much as you’ve participated in...The absurdity—and academic rigor—are easy to embrace as the cast dispenses two more cocktails over the course of the show. By the end, everyone is so delighted with life that the final song isn’t bittersweet at all."
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The Mary Sue
July 2nd, 2017

"While it takes maybe a little bit to fully adjust your expectations, once you’re in the pace of things, the show is a laugh-out-loud delight...Not only is this a great boozy excursion, it’s also really informative...The actors all have amazing voices and jump between historical and modern-day characters with hilarity...'Imbible' is a big history lesson, but it’s also a reminder to value your close friends and reach out to them, even if it’s just for a few Bloody Marys."
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