ShakesBEER Continues Today

New York Shakespeare Exchange, creator of the viral smash The Sonnet Project, is excited to announce participating bars for their Holiday ShakesBEER, NYC's Original Shakespearean Pub Crawl. The final ShakesBEER of 2014 takes place on the Upper East Side today, December 6.

The event kicks off at Bailey's Corner Pub (1607 York Avenue, at 85th Street) before moving on to Ryan's Daughter (350 East 85th Street, at 1st Avenue), Five Mile Stone (1640 Second Avenue, at 85th), and ending at a fourth bar to be announced. Admission is $45, which includes four drink tickets redeemable for beer, wine and select cocktails at the participating bars. Check-in begins at 2:30 PM at Bailey's Corner Pub for the 3 PM kick off. Tickets are available at or at the door. Advance booking is strongly recommended.

ShakesBEER is a three-hour pub crawl that features plenty of Bard to go with your beer (or wine or cocktails). The crawl is divided between four bars, with Shakespearian scenes breaking out at each location. The actors are shoulder-to-shoulder with the audience, drawing them in and making this experience about as "up-close and personal" as Shakespeare gets.

December's ShakesBEER features scenes from Taming of the Shrew, As You Like It, and Much Ado About Nothing. The pub crawl wraps up with a mash-up of Shakespeare's great wooing scenes.

The featured actors include Brendan Averett, Tom Degnan, Eleanor Handley, Sarah Nedwek, Kelli Ruttle, and Michael Shattner. The directors are Vince Gatton, Kim Krane, Cristina Lundy, and Carey Van Driest.

New York Shakespeare Exchange (NYSX) offers theatrical programming that explores what happens when contemporary culture is infused with Shakespearean poetry and themes in unexpected ways. Providing fresh points of entry to the work so that modern audiences will be exposed to the intrinsic power of Shakespeare, NYSX's goal is to encourage appreciation of classical theater and to expand the reach of the art form within new and existing audiences.

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