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Ticket to Drunk Shakespeare

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Ticket to Drunk Shakespeare
Detail Show is approximately 90 minutes.
Detail Handicap Accessible
Detail Non-Flash Photography is Permitted
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Ticket to Drunk Shakespeare
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A man in a suit with a bow tie is animatedly addressing an audience in an intimate venue with bookshelves in the backgroundA man in a suit with a bow tie is animatedly addressing an audience in an intimate venue with bookshelves in the backgroundA man in a suit with a bow tie is animatedly addressing an audience in an intimate venue with bookshelves in the backgroundA man in a suit with a bow tie is animatedly addressing an audience in an intimate venue with bookshelves in the background

Immerse yourself into an unparalleled world of entertainment with a visit to one of the most acclaimed off-Broadway comedy show options in New York - the Drunk Shakespeare! Conceived and enacted in the heart of New York City, this uniquely put together mix of classical literature and alcohol-infused storytelling redefines theater as you know it. With audience members being part of the act and five professional actors downing shots on stage, the twist on Shakespeare just got a whole lot funnier.

Enter the Library, an intimate, cozy setting dedicated to this show – a far cry from the traditional theater surrounding. Here, a 90-minute adaptation of a Shakespearean play takes place, but with a drastic twist: one of the leading actors has had at least five shots of whiskey. Leaving your expectations at the door, don’t be too surprised if you find yourself toasting a drink with Macbeth or helping Othello with a soliloquy – your level of participation depends on your comfort. Make sure to wear something comfortable and be prepared to laugh out loud – Drunk Shakespeare is as interactive as it gets!

So, what exactly can you anticipate in these 90 minutes? The fusion of hilarity that ensues defies the laws of traditional theater while breathing fresh life into Shakespearean classics. Quirky improvisations and unexpected plot twists are common, thanks to the inebriated actor – no two performances are the same. It’s a great chance to experience the Bard's works adapted like never before. And yes, drinks and refreshments are available – definitely opt for the special 'witch's brew' concoction, concocted especially for this show!

Of course, to understand the ethos of Drunk Shakespeare, you need to delve into its history. Started by the Drunk Shakespeare Society, this performance is based on the belief that the audience should be as lively as the performers, adhering to the experiential concept of an Elizabethan theatre. It was actually a historically accepted fact that actors of the 17th century would often perform their plays while under the influence, adding an unpredictable and comedic touch to their performances - a method that's proven a hit again in New York City!

In conclusion, the fusion of originality, comedic spontaneity, and a healthy dash of the unexpected ensures a remarkable experience with Drunk Shakespeare. Whether you're a fan of the Bard, a connoisseur of theatrical performance, or just someone looking for a unique night out in The Big Apple, this hilarious, immersive experience is one you certainly wouldn't want to miss. After all, not everyday gives you the opportunity to dive into a timeless Shakespearean masterpiece – with a modern and very well-oiled twist! With Drunk Shakespeare, it's not just a show, it's an unforgettable experience.

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Options:
Stage-Side
Available Now until 6/30/2025 View Detailed Schedule
Stage-Side seats are close to the action, so you can have an amazing time watching all of the antics unfold on stage.
Mezzanine
Available Now until 6/30/2025 View Detailed Schedule
See the amazing antics of Drunk Shakespeare during your NYC trip! Mezzanine Seats are in between Stage-Side and Balcony seats.
Balcony
Available Now until 6/30/2025 View Detailed Schedule
Balcony Seats are further away from the action but provide an amazing overview. See all of the fun unfold on stage while enjoying Drunk Shakespeare.
Frequently Asked Questions for Ticket to Drunk Shakespeare:
  • Approximately how long is the Ticket to Drunk Shakespeare?
    It lasts approximately 90 minutes.
  • In what theater is the show held?
    Ruby Theatre.
  • For what ages is the tour appropriate?
    21+.
  • Is the Ticket to Drunk Shakespeare handicap accessible?
    Yes.

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