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A Fae take on a beloved classic + Live Music + Sweet Tea Shakespeare’s Signature Engaging Atmosphere

You’ve never seen Midsummer like this!

Calling all theatre-lovers and lovers of the classics! Sweet Tea Shakespeare is proud to announce our upcoming production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare. This sizzling summer event will be held at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh, North Carolina, July 13-16 and 20-23, 2023. Directed by Aaron Alderman, this outdoor production will feature a “fae” dark fairy take on the beloved classic with live music and more. And don’t worry—in case of rain we have an indoor location ready as well!

The production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream with a dark fae concept presents a twisted and eerie version of Shakespeare’s classic comedy. The stage is set in a dark forest, where a group of mischievous and malevolent faeries reign supreme.

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The play follows the intertwining stories of four lovers, a group of amateur actors, and the faeries who manipulate them all for their own entertainment. However, in this version, the faeries are not the playful and whimsical creatures traditionally depicted in the play. Instead, they are dark and malevolent beings, using their powers to create chaos and destruction.

Don’t miss your chance to see A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Raleigh, come out and join us for some summer fun! Purchase tickets today and join Sweet Tea Shakespeare in bringing the timeless work of William Shakespeare to life!

We look forward to providing an accessible and hospitable atmosphere for theatre-goers of all backgrounds, so come out and enjoy a night of classic theatre with us this summer and let your love for Shakespeare shine!

Follow us on social media for updates leading up to the show – we’ll be posting exclusive sneak peeks, interviews with cast members, and behind-the-scenes content as opening night draws near. Let’s make this production a Midsummer Night to remember!

We can’t wait for you to join us under the stars in Raleigh this summer. See you there!

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Live Music Preshow

Arrive 30 minutes before your show time for preshow entertainment with live music featuring our house band. Along with music, enjoy plenty of warm hospitality and ways to engage, from bidding on special seating, which we call “Chair Paravel,” to adorning Sweet Tea Shakespeare swag available for purchase.

Venue Details

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh

Performances take place in the courtyard at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh, 3313 Wade Ave. Folding-Chair Seating is available, but we HIGHLY recommend you bring your own seating for your own comfortability. Full restroom facilities are available.

Snacks and light refreshments (non-alcoholic) are available for purchase. 


General Admission: $22 

Seniors: $20  ( 55+)

Military/Gold Star Families: $19 

Students: $10 

Streaming: $20


Streaming (recorded) tickets are available now. On-demand viewing links will be sent to streaming buyers and Patreon Members when available.

Contact Information

Call 910-420-4384 (available 1 hour prior to the performance until 30 minutes into the performance) or email


This production is sponsored by a grant from the Arts Council of Fayetteville & Cumberland County, with funding from the NC Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.


Sweet Tea Shakespeare gathers diverse communities around a common table to delight in the magic of story, song, and stagecraft.

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Stuff That Happens in A Midsummer Night’s Dream

  • “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is a play by William Shakespeare that follows the events surrounding the marriage of Duke Theseus of Athens to Hippolyta, the Queen of the Amazons.
  • The play is set in a forest near Athens, where the fairy king Oberon and his queen Titania are having a dispute.
  • The plot involves a group of mortal characters with entangled romances who stumble into the fairy forest for a series of humorous and chaotic events.
  • The play explores themes of love, jealousy, and the irrationality of human behavior, all through the lens of magical fantasy.

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Sweet Tea

Sweet Tea Shakespeare is a theatre & music company based in Fayetteville NC. We also do Shakespeare in Raleigh NC, Shakespeare in Sanford NC, Shakespeare in Elizabethtown NC. We do occasional musical theatre. We do school performances. We have a drunk Shakespeare series called LIT. We have a young company called Green Tea.