An entirely serious production of Much Ado About Nothing with an entirely Shit-faced Actor

Doors open: 6:30 pm
Show start: 7:00 pm
Show ends: 8:10 pm

Our final season at the Rockwell concludes with crowd favorite Much Ado About Nothing!

When the sinister Don John and his troupe of bachelor soldiers arrive in Messina, Sicily love is in the air as old flames are re-ignited and new desires begin to burn. Maybe some hard liquor will help lubricate the process? Featuring Shakespeare’s most reluctant pair of lovers, villainous bastards, mistaken identities, faked deaths, sword fights, masque balls and lots of lovely lovely booze.

With a genuinely drunken professional actor each night, no two shows are ever the same. Shit-Faced Shakespeare seeks to introduce a new generation of theatre-goers to the works of the Bard by reviving the raucous, interactive and vibrant nature of Elizabethan theatre with a very modern twist – reminding them as we go to always enjoy Shakespeare responsibly.


Please note our age restrictions- Fridays and Saturdays are 21+ Valid ID is required regardless of age. Refunds/transfers due to not following this guideline are subject to our regular policy (see below)

Ticket Policies
Ticket Fees
When purchasing full priced tickets directly through our Eventbrite page, the ticketing fees are included in the price. Discounted tickets are subject to a service fee.

Refunds for any reason can be requested up to 48 hours prior to the performance start time (aka “curtain”). After this point tickets are non-refundable, but you may be able to request a transfer. If you are unable to use your tickets, consider gifting them to a friend. We are sure they would appreciate it!

Transfer requests will be taken up to three hours prior to curtain. You can request a transfer to another date of the same show. If there are no other shows available, then your tickets will be non refundable past the refund period.

Discount Codes
We believe theater should be affordable. We clearly state any fees up front and we do not jack up our prices only to offer a multitude of discounts to make it look like you are getting a deal. Our ticket prices are reasonable and we are worth every penny. That being said, we do offer discounts on occasion. These discounts are only announced via our emails and our socials. You are responsible for entering the codes correctly and choosing the correct ticket. We cannot make adjustment to tickets outside of our regular refund/exchange policies.

Discount Ticket Sites: yes, we do offer tickets through some discount ticket sites for specific dates. These tickets are non refundable & non exchangeable. If you have questions about this policy, please refer back to the site where you purchased your ticket.

Content Curious?
Our shows feature murder, treason, war, violence (personal, sexual, and national), suicide, regicide, incest, and blasphemy- and that is just the Shakespeare! Our drinker has been known to contribute profanity, and the occasionally bare butt-cheek. If any of this puts you off, maybe another show is more your speed.

But also, we do have sword fights, loud sounds, and flashing lights if those affect your person.

This event is 18+  //  Valid ID required for alcoholic beverages

Doors 6:30 PM 

Show 7:00 PM 

UNFORTUNATELY, THERE IS NO LATE SEATING. Seating begins a minimum 30 minutes before show time. We sit center and front sections first, side sections last. If you want a central seat, please arrive early. 

Show will begin no later than 10 minutes of showtime.

Wheelchair Accessibility: Please call the host at (617) 628-4444 to let you in through the elevator in The Gorin Building.