Good wine is a good familiar creature, if it be well used

William Shakespeare. Portrait of William Shakespeare 1564-1616. Chromolithography after Hombres y Mujeres celebres 1877, Barcelona Spain

If you have read my past posts then you know that I love Goldstar, a site offering deals on various shows around town. For a while now they have been featuring Drunk Shakespeare. At first I dismissed it as a little ridiculous but after reading the reviews and seeing the price I finally dragged Danielle and I down there.

I shouldn’t say down there because it was a block away from Port Authority right in the middle of every tourist in NYC. We walked through the people and the rain to a nondescript building and up the four floors. After walking down the stuffy hallway I was starting to get nervous about what I got us into. Gotta love the unpredictability of Off-Broadway. This is when the fun started. They greet you with a shot of the cosmo variety and guide you to your seat. I shelled out the $6 extra bucks for the stage side seating ($35) but its so small that I’m sure mezzanine ($29) is just as fun.  As soon as you sit down they are entertaining you.

The gist is that one actor has to take a crazy (maybe 5) number of shots (Whiskey, gross) at the very beginning of the show.  The play that these very young and talented actors loosely portrayed was Macbeth.  Its not about watching some drunk person try to do a monologue in perfect iambic pentameter.  Its a comedy and parody of the whole thing.  Somewhere between the Matthew Mcconaughey accent and the Michael Jackson dance off we had the best time.

In short go see it.  Its perfect for girls nights, date nights and even fun with the parents (warning there are some PG-13 sex jokes).  You will not be disappointed.

&t

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