3rd Act Theatre Company is once again reviving their extremely popular Drunk Classics tour during July with Hamlet w/ Pirates! The Company has previously produced Drunk Classics: Romeo and Juliet; Drunk Classics: A Midsummer Night’s Drink; and Drunk Classics: A Christmas Carol in partnership with local wineries and breweries.
Hamlet w/ Pirates is a doozie! Where else can you see Hamlet, Ophelia, Rosencrantz (and Guildenstern!) and PIRATES all on one stage? One performer will be voted on by the audience to consume a few "adult beverages" before the show begins. When the curtain rises and the story starts, audience member donations drive the action as they choose “rules” for selected actors to follow for the rest of the scene OR until another donation is made and a new "rule" takes effect! The "rules" are improv-type suggestions that actors perform while staying in character, such as performing as an angry Scotsman, acting like a child, or having one of your legs fall asleep.
Doors open at 7:30 p.m., when voting begins, and the actors take the stage at 8 p.m. Classic theatre, improvisation, adult beverages - what could be better? Oh, and did we mention PIRATES?
Seating is limited at all venues. It is highly recommended that tickets be purchased in advance ($15) to ensure seating is available. Tickets at the door are $20.
Tickets can be purchased at https://www.3rdacttheatreco.com/dc/drunk-classics-summer-2021
NOTE: 3rd Act Theatre Company takes the safety and well-being of our actors seriously. No actor can be voted on two nights in a row, all actors are constantly monitored by 3rd Act staff, and the actor voted on each night is provided with a designated driver to ensure their safety and the safety of others on the road. We support the responsible consumption of alcoholic beverages by adults of legal drinking age. We do not support underage drinking, excessive drinking, binge drinking, or any other unsafe drinking behavior.