Bard's Bars! Cast of Drunk Shakespeare Sets Shakespeare's Classics in NYC Bars

By Michael Gioia
17 Jun 2014

Louis Sallan
Louis Sallan

In the world-premiere production of Drunk Shakespeare, cast members perform a William Shakespeare story in 60 minutes — while drinking at a bar. Playbill.com asked its cast to set their favorite Shakespeare tales in the perfect New York City bar setting.

Conceived by Scott Griffin and Three Day Hangover (David Hudson, Lori Wolter Hudson and Beth Gardiner) and produced by Griffin, Drunk Shakespeare is directed by David Hudson.

Performances continue in an extended engagement through Aug. 9 at Quinn's Bar in NYC.

Drunk Shakespeare is performed nightly by a rotating company of actors, which includes Lucas Calhoun, Kristin Friedlander, Phil Gillen, Kate Gunther, Josh Hyman, Whit Leyenberger, Christina Liu, Lindsey Hope Pearlman, Louis Sallan and Damiyr Shuford.



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Louis Sallan

The Cubby Hole (a popular 'girl bar') would be a perfect bar to set Twelfth Night. There are lots of girls who dress like boys there, and any time a biological man enters he gets confused and falls in love with a girl who, sexually, can not oblige.

Visit The Cubby Hole.

Providence would be a great place to set Richard III. High cathedral ceilings and many secret rooms provide our hunchback, leading antagonist with lots of creepy entrances and exits. Not to mention, with the amount of dark corners, it would be easy to get away with literal murder. Seriously. Murder.

Visit Providence.

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