A SPIRITED HISTORY OF DRINKING
Book and New Lyrics by Anthony Caporale
Arrangements by Josh Ehrlich
Directed by Nicole DiMattei
Run time: 1 hour, 45 minutes
House opens 30 minutes before curtain.
1 PART EDUCATION. 2 PARTS RECREATION.
This is the show that started it all, skyrocketing from a sold-out 5-performance run at The New York International Fringe Festival in 2014 to become one of the longest-running Off-Broadway productions in history with three hugely successful sequels (and counting). Hailed as “remarkably compelling” by Time Out New York and consistently reviewed by audiences as one of the best Off-Broadway shows on sites like Google
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, A SPIRITED HISTORY OF DRINKING sweeps audiences along a 10,000-year journey through history and across the globe, accompanied by three complimentary craft cocktails and the vocal stylings of The Backwaiters a cappella group! This groundbreaking show pours through the history and science behind cocktails and spirits, traces their economic and political impact on our cultural development, conducts live demonstrations of brewing beer and distilling alcohol, and of course keeps audiences laughing throughout the night!
"One of the five best things to do in New York City!"
Presented in its entirety in a bar, A SPIRITED HISTORY OF DRINKING treats audiences to a completely original and thoroughly enjoyable evening of immersive Off-Broadway theater utterly unlike anything they’ve ever experienced! Guests leave educated, entertained, and buzzing with spirit. A limited number of Premium Tickets are available for each performance that include a Champagne Cocktail as a fourth drink and seating at the bar.
"An absolute must-see!"
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