The HAMLET Project: Summer in the City is a Shakespeare drinking theatrical event. (Yes, you read that right.) Iambic pentameter becomes even more awesome after a couple of drinks in a collision of tragedy and comedy, classic text and pop culture, high-minded ideals and low-brow antics that occurs when you perform Shakespeare's play in a bar with booze. Full scale audience participation includes drinking cues, voting on the fate of the characters and one audience member even gets to play Polonius. What does a super sad Danish prince have to do with the dog days of summer in Manhattan? You'll have to show up to find out.
Beth Gardiner directs a cast of nine, including Greg Beam*, Jose Cagigal, Alan Dronek, David Hudson*, Paul Kite*, Kim McKean*, Lloyd Mulvey*, Emily Trask*, and Erika Weinheimer. *Member AEA. Appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association.
About the Company: Three Day Hangover
Three Day Hangover is stoked to be bringing BOOZY SHAKESPEARE to midtown. The HAMLET Project was born in Los Angeles in 2011, consistently delivering raucous joy and a hearty buzz to sold-out crowds at St. Nick’s Pub in Downtown LA. The Midwest will never be the same after a 2012 run in Chicago. In late March of 2013, The HAMLET Project invaded New York, exploding Shakespeare all over every square inch of The Exley, an excellent little bar in Williamsburg. Now, Three Day Hangover is bringing it back to NYC as part of a four month repertory series (August-November) with a drinking extravaganza version of Romeo & Juliet. The rivalry between the Montagues and Capulets will never be the same as opposing family/audience members face off in flip cup. This epic drunken Shakespearean showdown will have its world premiere in mid September.
Sundays, Mondays & Tuesdays at 8pm.
Theater: Harley's Smokeshack
Address: 356 West 44th Street
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