Dear Three Day Hangover,

You are one of my favorite new theatre companies. My love for you occurred at first sight, when I witnessed your debauched drinking game treatment of Denmark’s most troubled prince in The Hamlet ProjectThe romance only continued to heat up in your boozy adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, which envisioned Capulets and Montagues battling with flip cup and rap disses.

And now, I can profess my undying love for you after attending last night’s Big Boozy Benefit at Rockwood Music Hall. Your venue choice was impeccable, with an intimate performance spaceand a plentiful bar. Your set list was dazzling: not only did you give us highlights from the past season, but you also showed the other kinds of inebriated awesome you’re going to have in your 2014 season. With Rocky’s Jenny Mudge singing “Total Eclipse of the Heart” as Viola in Twelfth Night and Liv Rooth as Yelena from Uncle Vanya playing Cards Against Humanity with audience members, I got more than psyched to see your upcoming productions.

Michael Emerson
Oh, and Michael Emerson performed Hamlet’s “To be, or not to be…” monologue. No big deal. (Photo by Ahron R. Foster)

But the best part of the night was seeing I wasn’t the only one who loved you. The whole New York theatre community has hearts in their eyes for you. Broadway performers and television stars gave their talents to you, taking the stage with your brilliant material. Actors and collaborators in your previous productions were drinking and cheering in the audience. And everyone involved got to share in the joyous revelry that is Three Day Hangover.

Cheers to a spectacular 2014 season!

Love, Norma

P.S. For those who missed the benefit (or attended and are still crazy generous), you can donate to Three Day Hangover’s Kickstarter for a “Freaking Awesome 2014 Season” here.
P.P.S. We’re not done loving Three Day Hangover. Stay tuned for upcoming posts, where we interview some of the Big Boozy Benefit’s guest performers.