Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Drunk Shakespeare @ Quinn's Bar


 A night of debauchery, of olde English spoken in the way it twas meant to, with a lilting slur that delights the ears and tantalizes the senses. That is what awaits you at an upper floor bar in Hell's Kitchen - Drunk Shakespeare!

   Made up of a team of "professional drinkers with a Shakespeare problem," this show presents a delightful mix of Shakespeare's greatest works, comedic improv, and audience participation for a night that is sure to leave you gasping with laughter.

   An open tab for guests encourage the audience to get as "happy" as their leading player who at the start of the show is required to consume 4 shots of the liquor of their choice. Once the liquor has been consumed, all bets are off on how good ole Bill's works will be presented. 
  
 I had the particular pleasure of seeing Macbeth in a way I had never seen it before. Kristin Friedlander starred as Lady Macbeth/Witch and led as fool with tequila to hold her up. Playing her ill-fated husband, Macbeth, was Lou Sallan. Damyir Shuford and Kate Gunther filled in the necessary characters, a feat that both took with grace as they fluidly stumbled through genders, names, and lines. Lastly, Josh Hyman served as host/Ross/sound effects bringing this hilarious team to life with his comedic timing and spot on impersonations as famous comedic actors such as Chris Rock, Woody Allen, and Bill Cosby.

This show only runs through June 14th, so grab your best friends and go! So much fun you will leave wishing you could be in the show yourself.  Buy your tickets here!
18+ only

Review by Aziza Seven 

1 comment:

  1. This show was kickstarted on stolen ideas! The original Shit-faced Shakespeare has been running in the UK for over four years. The producer of Drunk Shakespeare Scott Griffin saw this show in Edinburgh last year and asked the producers if he could license it. When he was refused he directly stole design and copy from their website to kickstart his "new idea" and gain public funding for this run in New York. Scott is not a theatre person, he is a business person and doesn't seem to understand that you shouldn't try to build a reputation for yourself in the arts on stolen ideas (and, even more obviously, directly stolen design and description of ideas!). Friends and fans of the show in the UK are very upset that Scott has done this to the people who have worked hard for over four years to make the original show a success. We have tried to publicise this truth but Scott has been censoring our views on-line.

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