#543: R+J: Star-Cross’d Death Match

17 Nov

I’m known among my friends as the one who finds weird events and exhibits to go to, and about 4 out of 5 times, the event turns out to be disappointing (for any number of reasons, including: too weird, too crowded, too boring, too in a questionable building in Bushwick that may or may not just be a stranger’s apartment).

When that one out of 5 time comes around, though, it’s worth it.  Last night, that one time came in the form of R+J: Star-Cross’d Death Match, which was an interactive version of Romeo and Juliet, at a bar.  There were a lot of things about the experience that put it in the “not another weird thing my friend dragged me to” category, so here are just a few:

  • Drinking was encouraged, and the drinks were cheap
  • As interactive as it was, no one was forced to perform, though they did let an audience member play a role
  • The script mostly employed Shakespeare’s lines, with the occasional contemporary swear word thrown in
  • The music was modern, including such gems as “My Heart Will Go On” and “I’ll Make Love to You”
  • There was Flip Cup
  • At one point, there was Mad Libs
  • The actors were great
  • There was an Arrested Development chicken dance it seemed like much of the audience didn’t catch

There are other reasons the evening restored my friends’ confidence in my fun event finding ability, but you’ll have to see one of Three Day Hangover’s shows to find out the rest.

(No, this is not a sponsored post.  But if you would like to pay me to write good things about your event, get in touch.  Just supply as many of the features above as you can, and I’ll be sure to review it positively.)

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