The show that TimeOut New York calls a “live-action Drunk History” always starts the same way: one cast member downs shots of whiskey
What You'll Get
- One ticket to Drunk Shakespeare
- This event is 21+, and Groupon customers most provide a 21+ ID for entry
- When: select dates
- Where: The Lounge
- Door time: 30 minutes before showtime
- Full offer value includes ticketing fees
- Theater is wheelchair accessible
- Click here to view the performance schedule
Heading to the Windy City any time soon? You can now purchase tickets for the Chicago production of Drunk Shakespeare here.
- $29 for balcony seating (up to $59 value)
- $39 for mezzanine seating (up to $73 value)
- $49 for stage-side seating (up to $93 value)
TimeOut New York calls Drunk Shakespeare a “live-action Drunk History,” and every performance starts the same way: one member of the five-person cast downs at least four shots of whiskey, one right after another. From there, though, it’s impossible to predict what might happen next, or how the performance might end. Shirtlessness is a good bet. Slurred speech also has favorable odds. Yet, no matter what unfolds or how hard the chosen drinker tries to derail the performance, the members of the Drunk Shakespeare Society do their darndest to keep it on track. Of course, who could really blame Hamlet, Macbeth, or Othello for futzing with the play’s ending?
Before the iambic pentameter begins pouring across the bar, the troupe invites one audience member to join the drinker for a shot in order to prove that what’s going down the hatch is in fact booze. This gives a glimpse into the level of audience participation to follow, with people doing everything from singing and clapping to taking part in the drama. A whimsical show by a group of “professional drinkers with a Shakespeare problem,” Drunk Shakespeare was called “an irreverent, bawdy, and good-spirited show, in equal service to liquor and poetry” by Exeunt magazine’s Patrick Maley. The show has also been nominated for Best Unique Theatrical Experience for the 5th Annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards, and was recently designated by The New York Times as a Critics’ Pick.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 30 days after purchase. Appointment required, 24 hour advance notice required. Must show valid ID matching name on voucher at the venue. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must purchase together to sit together. Discount reflects Drunk Shakespeare's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. For ADA seating, call box office promptly upon receipt of voucher - availability is limited. Must be 21 or older with valid ID. Tickets are transferable pending availability up until 60 minutes before the start of the show. Limit 8 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services. Offer is not eligible for our promo codes or other discounts.