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ONE NIGHT ONLY: Top Indie Theatre Companies Compete For #ShakesbeersShowdown Heavyweight Champion

All great Shakespearean actors start somewhere…Ours come from the bar.

Spur-of-the-Moment Shakespeare Collective is proud to present the sixth annual Shakesbeers Showdown: Volume 6 April 30th, 2017 at 918 Bathurst!

Toronto’s hottest indie Shakespeare companies face-off in a battle of winner-takes-all, loser-drinks-most, as contestants cold read scenes from Shakespeare’s notoriously-hard-to-read First Folio. The winner is crowned the revered Shakesbeers Showdown Heavyweight Champion (complete with championship belt), and the losers…get a lot of beer.

Featuring artists from:

  • Shakespeare-In-The-Ruff
  • Spur-Of-The-Moment Shakespeare Collective
  • Shakey-Shake and Friends
  • Dauntless City Theatre
  • AleHouse Theatre
  • Shakespeare At Play
  • Wolf Manor Theatre Collective
  • Lower Ossington Theatre
  • And now...YOU

That's right-- from now until April 23rd, we will be accepting video submissions for two members of the audience to compete in the #ShakesbeersShowdown. Send us a 1-2 minute video with anything: your barolating, your beerolating, your ability to pump iron or any fantastic skills you have that you feel make you the perfect competitor! Winners will be announced April 27th for the annual showdown. Show us what you've got! Submissions can be posted to facebook with the Spur Of The Moment Shakespeare Collective and #ShakesbeersShowdown tags, or emailed to

A boisterous good time for audience and performers alike, The Shakesbeers Showdown is a celebration of Shakespeare, indie theatre, and all fans of a good, healthy (ridiculous) competition. All proceeds go towards the Shakespeare-In-Hospitals 2017 Program. The project is set to embark on its 2017 tour this fall, bringing Shakespeare to the common rooms and bedsides of hospitals and shelters throughout Toronto.

So grab a pint and raise your voice to support your favourite team...because trust us, they're gonna need it!

The Shakebeers Showdown Vol. 6
April 30th at 918 Bathurst St.
Doors at 6:00, Show at 7:00
Early-Bard Tickets (available until April 1st) $15
Students/Arts Workers: $18
General Admission: $20
Tweet-Seats (front row with a free beer) $25
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