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June 19, 2018

There will be five 'ShakesBEER' performances in Manayunk this summer

This month, actors will perform 'Hamlet' while drinking

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"This above all: to thine own self be true."

There will be five "ShakesBEER" performances by the Manayunk Theatre Company at Pretzel Park this summer – and all of them are free. 

Watch as inebriated actors perform staged readings of "Hamlet," "Romeo and Juliet," "Much Ado About Nothing" (on two nights) and "MacBeth."


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The audience is invited to pack a picnic for each evening show, and drink beer along with the actors. Any time an actor flubs their line, they have to take a sip.

The date of this summer's first "ShakesBEER" is Saturday, June 30. It will begin at 7 p.m.


"ShakesBEER: Hamlet"

Saturday, June 30
7-9 p.m. | Free
Pretzel Park
4300 Silverwood St., Manayunk, PA 19127

"ShakesBEER: Romeo and Juliet"

Saturday, July 28
7-9 p.m. | Free
Pretzel Park
4300 Silverwood St., Manayunk, PA 19127

"ShakesBEER: Much Ado About Nothing"

Friday, Aug. 24, through Saturday, Aug. 25
7-9 p.m. | Free
Pretzel Park

4300 Silverwood St., Manayunk, PA 19127

"ShakesBEER: MacBeth"

Saturday, Sept. 29
7-9 p.m. | Free
Pretzel Park

4300 Silverwood St., Manayunk, PA 19127