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The Night Shift Theater

Getting a Buzz, and Shakespeare, Too

Drunken Shakespeare logoThe Night Shift Theater company has scheduled its next Drunken Shakespeare gathering for Sunday, May 3, at 310 Bowery Bar Room. The drinking and the performances begin at 7:30 p.m., and there is no charge to attend or participate.

"Rough winds do shake the darling Buzz of May with Drunken Shakespeare," says the program's flyer, an example of the good-time vibe and slight irreverence surrounding the event, which organizers call a Bardian-karaoke lovechild, while Time Out New York named it a Critic's Pick.

Drunken Shakespeare invites participants to strut their Shakespearean swagger, win raffle prizes, and hang with fellow fools and misfits, all in support of the Night Shift Theater's continuing cultivation of a fun-loving community of independent theater artists—and drinkers. Participants are invited to perform a speech or sonnet they've been dying to share outside of the audition room. Don't have a piece memorized? You can read from one of the Complete Works provided or from your phone. All that and a pot of ale, too.

The 310 Bowery Bar Room is at 310 Bowery, New York NY 10012 (

For more information on Night Shift, you can follow them on Instagram and Twitter @TheNightShiftNY, and you can RSVP on the company's Facebook event at To see a trailer of previous Drunken Shakespeare events, click here.

April 28, 2015

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