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DRUNK SHAKESPEARE Opens In Washington, D.C. June 16

Directed by David Hudson and Lisa Klages.

DRUNK SHAKESPEARE Opens In Washington, D.C. June 16

Creators Scott Griffin and David Hudson announced that the Washington, D.C. production of the "smashed" hit comedy, Drunk Shakespeare, will open at The Sage Theatre (located at 1100 13th St NW) on Thursday, June 16th, 2022 for a limited run thru October 1st.

Directed by Hudson and Lisa Klages, Drunk Shakespeare is a New York Times' Critics' Pick and "the best thing to ever happen to the theater" according to Slate Magazine. It begins with one actor drinking five shots of liquor before attempting to lead the cast through a Shakespeare play in under 90 minutes. The show is performed at The Sage Theatre, a new venue constructed from the former Drafthouse Comedy Theater which shut their doors in 2020. The Sage Theatre will feature a library speakeasy with 15,000 books and craft cocktails served throughout performances.

The Drunk Shakespeare Society has been meeting, drinking and performing Shakespeare for over a thousand nights ... and over a thousand liters of liquor. This talented troupe of rotating members loves sharing the epic poetry of William Shakespeare, but you don't need to know a lick of it to enjoy yourself. Pop culture references, improvisation, audience games, a wealth of surprises and liberal departures from the text (with outrageous consequences) make this accessible for anyone who likes a good time. Every night is different and truly anything can happen.

The show will open with performances on Thursdays at 7:30pm and Fridays and Saturdays at 7pm and 9pm. The company's comprehensive COVID protocol is available at Only ages 21+ are admitted. Tickets are $39 for balcony seating, $59 for mezzanine seating, and $79 for stage-side seats which get you closer to the action.

A single luxury experience is available for $500 which allows you to be Queen or King of the evening, including a throne and crown for two, a bottle of Moet & Chandon champagne, caviar, hand-crafted chocolates, and most importantly, decision-making powers during the show... If nobody reserves the Royal treatment beforehand, it is auctioned off to the highest bidder at the start of the evening.

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