DRUNK SHAKESPEARE to Transfer Off-Broadway in November

By: Oct. 10, 2014
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Producer Scott Griffin is proud to announce that due to popular demand, Drunk Shakespeare will transfer Off-Broadway. Drunk Shakespeare - the irreverent and outrageous new interactive theatrical experience directed by David Hudson - will move to a brand new venue on November 1 at The Lounge at Roy Arias Stages (300 West 43rd Street at 8th Avenue), after recently ending its run at Quinn's Bar. Compared to "a live-action 'Drunk History'" by Time Out New York, the show was called "zany" by The New York Times and "riotous" by Exeunt Magazine. The new ticket price will be $54. For tickets and more information, please visit www.DrunkShakespeare.com.

A self-proclaimed "drinking club with a Shakespeare problem," The Drunk Shakespeare Society invites audiences to join them for a meeting in their society lounge. The evening begins with one actor drinking more than five shots of whiskey before attempting to lead the cast through a Shakespearean story in under 90 minutes. The results are messy and outrageous. Every night is different and truly anything can happen! On Friday and Saturday nights, a "late show" starts at 10:00 PM where the drunk actor from the early show keeps drinking, and performing.

DRUNK SHAKESPEARE is performed by a rotating company of actors. The cast includes Tiffany Abercrombie, Julia Giolzetti, Josh Hyman, Elissa Klie, Whit Leyenberger, Christina Liu, Caitlin Morris, Damiyr Shuford, Adam Thomas Smith and Alison Wien.

The Lounge - created by a group of drunken academics - has evolved into one of New York's new "must-see" venues. Over 5,000 pre-loved books fill the walls and with a "bring one, take one" policy, you might find a treasure you want to take home. A grand red stage made entirely of books is the centerpiece of the space, along with a bar built into an 11-foot high bookshelf (with drinks served through a narrow opening by a belligerent bartender). To view a video preview of Drunk Shakespeare, please click here.

TICKET INFORMATION: Tickets are available online at www.DrunkShakespeare.com, and at Times Square Arts Center, 30 minutes before showtime. Tickets for Drunk Shakespeare are $54. $40 rush tickets are available at the door 20 minutes before the performance, subject to availability.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8:00 PM. Friday and Saturday also at 10:00 PM. Occasional Sundays and Tuesdays, full schedule at www.drunkshakespeare.com/calendar



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