Drunk Shakespeare
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"The best thing to ever happen to the theater" Slate Magazine "A live action Drunk History" TimeOut Magazine "Zany, rowdy and debaucherous" New York Times. One actor has 5 shots of whiskey and then attempts to perform in a Shakespeare play. There is a hidden library at 182 N Wabash Ave with over 10,000 books. Running Time: 90 minutes. Food & drink available. 21+ only. Photo ID required.
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Neighborhood: Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a good starting point to sample the city's energy and flavor. This central business district boasts Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. A stunning skyline coupled with cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago present a Downtown where work and play peacefully coexist.
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  • Randolph/Wabash • 2 min walk
  • State/Lake • 2 min walk
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GeeLBee
Mazabuka37 contributions
Nov 2022
W0W! What an amazingly delightful evening! Shakespeare, cocktails and a contemporary, high-energy twist on all of it by an incredibly talented group of young actors. I expect to see some of them in the months and years to come in Second City or similar. A don't miss!
Written 28 November 2022
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krkptrk
Royalton, IL5 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
I know very little about Shakespeare but still find this very entertaining! This was our second show this year and we liked it just as much as the February show…maybe more. You don’t just sit back and watch…they interact with the crowd and it’s great! Drinks are served throughout the show. This is such a funny and entertaining show, small venue, and can’t wait to go again next time we visit Chicago!
Written 26 November 2022
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Fiona
2 contributions
Nov 2022
So disappointed! We booked tickets through Tripadvisor. Arrived at the theater, only to find that the place was locked up. We waited for over half an hour in the cold, in the hopes of seeing someone, and finding out what was going on. Someone was inside the building, but they didn't respond to us knocking. If the show was cancelled, there should have been a notice on the door at least! I'm sure the show is great, but customer service sucked. Still trying to figure out how to get a refund on our tickets too.
Written 22 November 2022
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pamela P
1 contribution
Nov 2022 • Couples
Very funny, more than a bit raunchy experience. You fell like you are part of the show. No bad seats. You don’t need to have Shakespeare knowledge to enjoy yourself.
A nice night out for 25 year old through 60 year olds
Written 18 November 2022
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Megan T
4 contributions
Nov 2022
Laughed a ton and was highly entertaining and is a must-see! The actors were all on point, the staff was friendly and the whole experience was very enjoyable.
Written 16 November 2022
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StephanieNaylor1973
Crowley, TX7 contributions
Nov 2022 • Friends
I can sum this up in one word, FUN! The Drunk Shakespeare Society is a wonderful collaboration of characters. Their quick wit made Shakespeare enjoyable, even if you hate it. The impressions, the modern phrasing, loved all of it!
Written 13 November 2022
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CJ P
2 contributions
I had SUCH an amazing time!! Do yourself a favor and win the auction for the royalty seat. Memories that we will never forget. By far the best thing we’ve done on our vacation to Chicago. Such talent! So funny! Pure entertainment.
Written 27 October 2022
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Lisa R
4 contributions
Sep 2022
This show is great fun and the audience is small and intimate. Looking up where to park ahead of time will help. Allow extra time for traffic.
Written 25 October 2022
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Lizzy R
1 contribution
Oct 2022
We had so much fun! The actors were amazing, the food and drinks were great. It was a unique and awesome experience!
Written 24 October 2022
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Jennifer B
Melfa, VA2 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
Wonderful time. Audience participation can enhance the show. Delicious cocktails. More than worth the price of admission. Will be sure to see again.
Written 8 October 2022
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