DRUNK SHAKESPEARE opens in Washington, DC on June 16

Creators Scott Griffin and David Hudson have announced that the Washington, DC production of the ‘Shattered’ hit comedy, Drunk Shakespeare, will open at the Sage Theater (located at 1100 13th St NW) on Thursday, June 16, 2022 for a limited time at through October 1st.

Directed by Hudson and Lisa Klages, Drunk Shakespeare is a New York Times Critics’ Pick and “the best thing that ever happened to theater” according to Slate Magazine. It begins with an actor downing five glasses of alcohol before attempting to lead the cast through a Shakespearean play in under 90 minutes. The show is presented at the Sage Theatre, a new venue built from the former Drafthouse Comedy Theater which closed in 2020. The Sage Theater will include a speakeasy library 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 William Shakespeare’s epic poetry, but you don’t need to know a thing or two to have fun. Pop culture references, improvisation, audience games, a wealth of surprises and liberal deviations from the text (with scandalous consequences) make it accessible to anyone who likes to have a good time. Every night is different and really anything can happen.

The show will kick off with performances Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays at 7 and 9 p.m. The company’s full COVID protocol is available at DrunkShakespeare.com. Only those 21 and over are admitted. Tickets are $39 for balcony seats, $59 for mezzanine seats, and $79 for stage-side seats that bring you closer to the action.

A single luxury experience is available for $500 that lets you be queen or king for the evening, including a throne and crown for two, a bottle of Moët & Chandon champagne, caviar, artisan chocolates and , above all, decision-making. powers during the show… If no one books the Royal treatment beforehand, it is auctioned off to the highest bidder in the early evening.

For more information and tickets, visit DrunkShakespeare.com.

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