Could you do a cold read of notoriously hard-to-read Shakespeare scenes without flubbing a line?

At the Spur-of-the-Moment Shakespeare Collective fifth annual Shakesbeers Showdown: The Bard Awakens, contestants will try just that. For every time they screw up, they take a drink. Get ready for hilarious errors, outrageous rivalries, and insults that would make The Bard himself blush! All proceeds from the event go to the Shakespeare-In-Hospitals Program. This groundbreaking project is set to embark on its 2016 tour, which will bring 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 performer…because trust us, they’re gonna need it! Shakesbeers Showdown: The Bard Awakens comes to The Rivoli (334 Queen St W) on April 24, 2016. Doors at 6:30, Show at 7:30. Tickets $15. Tweet-Seats (front row with a free beer) $18. Buy in advance here.