What’s On?

Timon of Athens (a Green Tea youth company production)
William Shakespeare

Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Carleen’s of Hope Mills at the Moulder-Warner House| 5703 Rockfish Rd, Hope Mills, NC

Thursday-Saturday, August 22-24, 2019
1897 Poe House | 206 Bradford Ave

One of Shakespeare’s lesser-performed plays, Timon is a breathtaking and heartbreaking story of foolishness, friendship, and loyalty. Timon, a lord of Athens, spends money wastefully on friends who quickly abandon him once financial ruin hits. Only the most loyal of his friends and confidants stick around, even as Timon descends into destitution and a life as a hermit. An exceptional exploration of love, grace, and persistence, Timon features Sweet Tea Shakespeare’s Green Tea youth company. Starts bright and carefree, with notes of friendship; finishes dark, with greed and its aftermath. 

HamLIT
Friday, Oct. 4 & Friday, November 1 | Arts Council
Thursday, October 10 | Dirtbag Ales
Friday & Saturday October 18-19 and Friday & Saturday November 8-9 | Hugger Mugger Brewing, Sanford
Friday, October 11 , Thursday, October 24th & Saturday, October 26th | Paddy’s
Sunday, October 13 | Fainting Goat Fuquay-Varina
Sunday, October 27th | Fainting Goat @ 6pm Benson

Imagine that the writer and director and actors of Hamlet know the story they want to tell, but get lost at a frat party on their way to the show. Full of Shakespeare, drinking games, improv, lively music, and heart, our Lit series returns to visit HamLIT, a smash(ed) hit from our 2016 season. Adults only. A bold and irreverent brew with notes of tragedy balanced by uproarious hilarity. 

Behold
December 5-7, 12- 14 | Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
Wednesday, Dec. 4 | Methodist University

Our annual Christmas concert returns, this time with a splash of Honey. Featuring the familiar gospel music that’s always at the heart of our Behold, our 2019 offering includes a special focus on the Mary story and the women of Sweet Tea Shakespeare (but dudes are around, too). Behold’s reputation as a reflective, stirring, and heartfelt Christmastime celebration always holds true. A warm and comforting seasonal blend. 

Macbeth
William Shakespeare
Directed by KP Powell
January 2-5, January 9-12 &  January 16-19 | Vizcaya Villa | Fayetteville, NC
January 14 & 15 | Methodist University | Fayetteville, NC
January 23- January 26 | William Peace University | Raleigh, NC

Shakespeare’s ultimate story of ambition, legacy, and evil, Macbeth tells the story of the would-be king of Scotland and his wife, who encounter witches, plot murders, and brew trouble on their way to the throne. Directed by actor, director, lyricist, and stage veteran KP Powell, this production marries the best of the hit Outlander series with Hamilton’s contemporary edge. School performances available for private, public, college, and home school audiences, complete with available workshops, study guides, and lesson plans for teachers. A bitter and powerful flavor redolent of ambition and betrayal. 

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
William Shakespeare

April 23-26, 2020 | Fayetteville State University
April 30- May 3 and May 7-10 | 1897 Poe House at The Museum of the Cape Fear

Shakespeare’s legendary comedy features lovers in trouble, mischievous fairies, and a troupe of well-meaning, but possibly incompetent actors. A huge hit with audiences, Sweet Tea’s production revisits the Victorian age, with production design inspired by Millais and a newly commissioned adaptation of Mendelssohn’s Midsummer suite — famous for wedding marches the world over — by Army musician and composer Owen Eddy. Part of the 2020 Shakespeare Comic Universe with Knight’s Tale. A light, summery spritz of love and mischief.

Knight’s Tale
William Shakespeare and John Fletcher’s The Two Noble Kinsmen
June 4-21, 2020 | 1897 Poe House

Inspired by Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales, this story follows the tale of two knights captured by Theseus, Duke of Athens, and their love for an inspiring woman of the court, Emilia. Trouble stirs when the daughter of their jailer falls in love with one of them and sets in motion a series of events that rocks the life of everyone involved. Both celebratory and serious, Knight’s Tale is a beautiful, visually inspiring, and sensory play. Part of the 2020 Shakespeare Comic Universe with Midsummer, characters from both plays will be performed by the same actors, and the June run will include special double features with both plays, a picnic, and our famous Sweet Tea party in between. A spicy blend of love and war, with a complex finish.