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Love for Love | Audio Drama | William Congreve

Love for Love

by William Congreve

After enjoying one too many nights on the town, Valentine is dead broke. When his disapproving father threatens to cut him off, Valentine devises an elaborate scheme to reclaim his inheritance. Unfortunately, his plan hinges on the fiery young heiress, Angelica, who is nowhere near convinced that Valentine wants to marry her for love. Recorded on Zoom in a single afternoon, this one-shot table read of William Congreve’s Restoration smash-hit, LOVE FOR LOVE, reunites the cast of Congreve’s THE WAY OF THE WORLD for a final encore.

Production Format: Table read

Release Date: February 15, 2021

Release Platform: The Sweet Tea Shakespeare Hours (podcast)

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Director: Claire F. Martin

Editor: Ashanti Bennet

As You Like It | Audio Drama | William Shakespeare

As You Like It

by William Shakespeare

All is not well at the Duke’s court. A usurping tyrant sits on the throne, a jealous nobleman plots to kill his younger brother, and the rightful Duchess has been banished from the court. When the Duke’s niece, Rosalind, falls from favor, she and her loyal cousin, Celia, make a desperate break for the Forest of Arden. Disguised as a pageboy, Rosalind revels in her newfound freedom amongst the trees…but things get complicated when her masculine alter ego snags the attention of her own crush and a besotted shepherdess. Co-produced with the Canadian collective, Cup of Hemlock Theatre, this one-shot table read of Shakespeare’s beloved rom-com, AS YOU LIKE IT, features actors from the U.S. and Canada.

Co-produced by: Cup of Hemlock Theatre

Production Format: Table read

Release Date: October 12, 2020

Release Platform: The Sweet Tea Shakespeare Hours (podcast)

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Director: Claire F. Martin

Editor: Ashanti Bennett

The Man of Mode | Audio Drama | George Etherege

The Man of Mode

by George Etherege

Strapping English bachelor Dorimant has a problem. Three of them, in fact. His affair with a married woman is getting tedious, his seduction of her best friend is getting complicated—and worst of all—he seems to be falling in love with the only woman in London who can’t abide him. Toss in a snarky best friend, a few wily dames, a French dandy, and one mortifying love triangle, and it’s a recipe for chaos. George Etherege’s gleeful Restoration satire bursts to life in this audio drama adaptation, featuring actors from across North America.

Content warning: Sexual language & innuendo

 

Production Format: Audio drama

Release Date: January 15, 2021

Release Platform: The Sweet Tea Shakespeare Hours (podcast)

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Director: Claire F. Martin

Claire F. Martin is the Assistant Artistic Director of Sweet Tea Shakespeare. She is a professional theater artist, specializing in Shakespeare, Restoration drama, and literary adaptation. The Man of Mode marks the fourth in her eight-part series of all-digital collaborations between STS and the R/18 Collective. In addition to her work as a director, Claire is also a classically trained actor, playwright, and dramaturg. M.A. Theatre Directing, Royal Holloway. B.A. Theatre Arts & English (Honors), University of Puget Sound. SDC Associate Member, LMDA, SAA.

Editor: Wesley Johnson

The Way of the World | Audio Drama | William Congreve

The Way of the World

by William Congreve

London, 1700. When the hottest playboy in town falls in love with a free-spirited heiress, high society has a lot to say about it. Scheming aristocrats, catty ex-girlfriends, country bumpkins, and a tyrannical matriarch threaten their romance from all sides. Will the bickering lovers get their happily ever after? Or will gossip, greed, and jealousy win the day? Featuring iconic characters and some of the wittiest dialogue ever written, this audio drama of Congreve’s beloved Restoration comedy is brought to life by actors from across the United States.

Production Format: Audio drama

Release Date: October 19, 2020

Release Platform: The Sweet Tea Shakespeare Hours (podcast)

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Director: Claire F. Martin

Editor: Wesley Johnson