What’s On

Sweet Tea Shakespeare 2016-2017 Season

Presented with support from the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County, the Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Cumberland Community Foundation, and Fayetteville State University.

Romeo & JuliLIT

A Lit Series event & fundraiser

Directed by Marie Lowe; music direction by Jacob French

October 15, 2016

7:15pm What You Will preshow; 8pm show

Dirtbag Ales

3623 Legion Rd.

Hope Mills

 

Lit is our irreverent celebration of Shakespeare — over drinks.

 

Two star-crossed lovers force rival households together like never before. The Capulets and Montagues have been torn apart by an ancient grudge. Romeo, a Montague, and Juliet, a Capulet bring their families together through love, war, and ultimately death. Plus, lots of boozy potions to get your blood pumping.

 

$50 (includes food; beer sold on site); no discounts; season tickets do not apply. More information available at sweetteashakespeare.com

 

Behold

A folk Christmas cantata

December 8 & 9, 2016

7pm show

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

1601 Raeford Road

Fayetteville

 

Our musical take on the Christmas story. Part Gospel, part Sweet Tea magic, this is a reflective evening meant to warm your hearts and focus your minds on Advent and Christmas.

 

Pay What You Will, Details available at sweetteashakespeare.com

 

Antony & Cleopatra

by William Shakespeare

January 5-7, 12-14, and 19-21, 2017

6:45pm What You Will preshow; 7:30pm show

1:15pm What You Will preshow; 2pm show — January 14 ONLY

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

1601 Raeford Road

Fayetteville

 

The triumvirate of Rome is falling apart; the world approaches decay. An aging playboy, Mark Antony, chooses love of the past-her-prime Egyptian Queen, Cleopatra, over duty to his country. Broken alliances, gossip, and war threaten to tear Rome apart as the mighty Octavius Caesar demands Mark Antony’s return.

 

Tickets $15 general admission; $13 seniors and military; $8 students

 

Saint Joan

by George Bernard Shaw

A Honey Series production

March 2, 3, & 4, 2017

 

Honey, a Sweet Tea Shakespeare series, imagines, enacts, and embraces the possibility of a theatre for women in the spirit of Shakespeare’s strong female roles: Beatrice, Rosalind, Viola, among others. Honey seeks to employ the ingenuity and drive behind Shakespeare’s own company as it both promotes and celebrates the talents of women — Including actors, writers, directors, designers, and others — of the community in classical, original, and newer work.

 

One woman will inspire a nation. Witness the rise and fall of one of history’s most notable women. Divine intervention and claims of heresy fuel the story of Joan of Arc.

 

In repertory with:

 

Paradise Lost

by John Milton

Directed by Jessica Osnoe; music direction by Jacob French

in a new experiential, promenade adaptation

 

An epic battle between good and evil has just concluded. Satan, seeking revenge, sets his sights on a newly created world. He is determined to make man fall, whatever the cost.

 

March 1, 3 & 4, 2017

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

1601 Raeford Road

Fayetteville

 

Performance times & details available at sweetteashakespeare.com

 

March 1 – 9pm: Saint Joan ($15/$13/$8)

March 2 – 7:30pm: Paradise Lost ($15/$13/$8)

March 3 – 7:30pm: Paradise Lost and Saint Joan together ($20 flat rate for everyone except students; $10 for students)

March 4 – 2pm: Saint Joan ($15/$13/$8)

March 4 – 7:30pm: Paraside Lost and Saint Joan together ($20 flat rate for everyone except students; $10 for students)

 

As You Like LIT

A Lit Series event

Directed by Marie Lowe; music direction by Jacob French

April 21-23, 2017

Fayetteville

 

Lit is our irreverent celebration of Shakespeare — over drinks.

 

Romance and mistaken identity are afoot in the Forest of Arden.  Rosalind and Orlando, forced into exile, begin a timeless love story that challenges the traditional understanding of romance. Escape to the woods with us — and grab a drink.

 

$20; no discounts; season tickets do not apply. Locations, performance times, and ticket information available at sweetteashakespeare.com

 

Othello

by William Shakespeare

June 1-4 & 8-11, 2017

6:45pm What You Will preshow; 7:30pm show

1897 Poe House

206 Bradford Avenue

Fayetteville

 

Divided by color and creed, Othello and Desdemona seem to have the perfect love. Iago, fueled by jealousy and hate, sets a plan in motion to separate them for good. Desire, deception, and vengeance lead to the ultimate betrayal. Be careful who you trust.

 

Tickets $15 general admission; $13 seniors and military; $8 students

 

Cymbeline

by William Shakespeare

Directed by Ruth Nelson

July 6-9 & 13-16, 2017

6:45pm What You Will preshow; 7:30pm show

1897 Poe House

206 Bradford Avenue

Fayetteville

 

Cymbeline wants a proper heir.  Imogen wants true love.  The Queen wants it all to herself.  Mistaken identity, sleeping potions, deceit, murder plots, and some unexpected resurrections make this show a magical experience.

 

Tickets $15 general admission; $13 seniors and military; $8 students

 

Tickets & Information

$15 general admission

$13 senior citizens/military

$8 students and children 6-12 yrs.

Free under 5 years.

You may RESERVE tickets online and pay via cash or credit card on site.

We offer group rates.

Contact audience@sweetteashakespeare.com for details or call (910) 420-4383.

To reserve tickets, visit sweetteashakespeare.com/tickets

“What You Will” is a 45 minute preshow of music, entertainment, and frivolities.

Bring Your Own Seating (Outdoor performances only)

Food, beer, and wine are available for purchase onsite from our partners. Alcohol sales benefit the Fayetteville Animal Protection Society. Outside food and drink are not permitted.

Changes due to inclement weather will be announced on our website and Facebook page.

About Sweet Tea Shakespeare

Sweet Tea Shakespeare, a project of Fayetteville State University, seeks to celebrate the wonder of Shakespeare, other classic plays, and new work in beautiful environments with family-style flare by providing simple, elemental, magical theatre experiences. Sweet Tea Shakespeare imagines, enacts, and embraces theatre in the spirit of Shakespeare and early modern performance by employing the ingenuity and drive behind Shakespeare’s own company.

About FSU’s Department of Performing and Fine Arts

The primary mission of the Department of Performing and Fine Arts at Fayetteville State University is to produce graduates in the performing and fine arts – music, dance, theater, visual arts – that will be leaders in and advocates of their respective fields.