SHOTSPEARE combines the greatest playwright in history with audience participation, a drinking game and a sleeve of saltines, creating a must-see comedic twist on classic literature. After years of successful performances in New York City, Las Vegas and festivals around the world, Emery Entertainment, Inc. brings this laugh-out-loud show back to the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings only, November 15 thru December 8. Note: there will be no performances Thanksgiving weekend.Tickets may be purchased through MetroTix at www.metrotix.com or by calling 314-534-1111. Additionally, tickets will be available at the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza box office one hour prior to show time. All seats are $25.
SHOTSPEARE’S raucous adaptation of Romeo & Julietincludes five sword-wielding actors, one lucky audience member, copious amounts of beer and tons of Shakespeare, all in 90 minutes. SHOTSPEARE incorporates a drinking-game sensibility and a drunkards attentions span into the staging of Shakespearean verse.Raved St. Louis theater critic Kevin Brackett from ReviewSTL.com, “You are about to have your world rocked! ‘Shotspeare’ is hilarious! If you are looking for a truly unique piece of theatre, look no further.”
This highly interactive show encourages audience members to join the fun throughout the performance. Upon entering the theatre, select guests are given “Shotspeare Cards” and are instructed to use them at any given time when they want to see the actors drink. One lucky audience member even gets to join the cast for the duration of the production, becoming one of the Shakespearean characters and partaking in the always challenging and entertaining, “Wheel of Soliloquy.”
“SHOTSPEARE is basically a drinking game version of all those plays you never quite understood,” said Matt Morgan, show co-creator and actual graduate from the Ringling Brothers Clown College. “Our show is equal parts bacchanal and classical theater, harkening back to the actual time of Shakespeare where audience members (groundlings) were boisterous and part of the show.”
The Playhouse @ Westport Plaza is located at 635 Westport Plaza in Maryland Heights, Missouri and is a venue filling a niche for a variety of Broadway and Off-Broadway entertainment that would otherwise not find its way to the St. Louis area. Programming at the venue is offered at affordable ticket pricing so that anyone can have dinner at one of the many restaurants in the area as well as see a great show.
Thursday, November 15 at 8 p.m.
Friday, November 16 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, November 17 at 8 p.m.
Thursday, November 29 at 8 p.m.
Friday, November 30 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, December 1 at 8 p.m.
Thursday, December 6 at 8 p.m.
Friday, December 7 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, December 8 at 8 p.m.
Via Press Release