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An Exploration of Common Humanity + Live Music
+ Sweet Tea Shakespeare’s Signature Audience Interaction

Exploring the shared rhythms & melodies that resonate within us all.

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ “Everybody” is a modern reimagination of the classic morality play “Everyman.”

This unique theatrical journey invites us all to reflect on the universality of life’s experiences, challenges, and emotions. In this thought-provoking production, Everybody is faced with the ultimate journey: confronting mortality.

As the narrative unfolds, audiences will find themselves deeply immersed, prompted to consider the ties that bind us in our collective journey through life. Embracing the contemporary alongside the timeless, this performance blurs the lines between actor and spectator, urging each viewer to see a bit of themselves in “Everybody.” Each performance is fresh and unpredictable, highlighting the universal themes of life, death, and the human experience. Don’t miss this innovative and poignant exploration of what it means to be alive.

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As the gentle touch of spring breathes life into Fayetteville, Sweet Tea Shakespeare, in collaboration with Fayetteville State University Theatre & Dance, is thrilled to unveil a poignant exploration of humanity’s shared essence.

Set amidst the serene ambiance of Butler Theater’s courtyard and the enchanting outdoor venue of the Museum of the Cape Fear, “Everybody” is more than just a play—it’s an experience. With live music echoing the emotions on stage, engaging preshow entertainment, and a touch of Sweet Tea Shakespeare’s signature audience interaction, we’re redefining the very essence of immersive theatre.

Join us at Fayetteville State University’s Butler Theatre Courtyard April 25-28 or Museum of the Cape Fear May 2-5 and discover the shared rhythms and melodies that resonate within us all.


Performance Details:

FSU (outdoors): April 25-28, 2024 | 7:30 PM (6:45 PM live music preshow)
Location: Outdoor Courtyard at Broadwell College of Business & Economics/Butler Building
Directions: Butler Theater is located in the G.L. Butler Building on the FSU campus. For directions, enter the campus at Murchison Road and W.T. Brown Drive. Follow W.T. Brown Drive until it dead-ends at Administration Drive. Proceed to the parking lot, with Chesnutt Library on the right and the Butler Building straight ahead. Follow the brick pathway and look for FSU Theatre signs in the breezeway to the right. The Courtyard is just through the breezeway.

Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex (outdoors): May 2-5, 2024 | 7:30 PM (6:45 PM live music preshow)
Location: Rear of the 1897 Poe House

Rain location: Butler Theater, Fayetteville State University (both weekends)

Creative Team: Directed by Sweet Tea Shakespeare and FSU, featuring a mix of FSU students, faculty, staff, and community actors.



This play contains:
* Course/Adult Language
* Adult Themes
* Death & Dying
* Accusations of Racism

Intended for Mature Audiences

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$22: Adult
$20: Seniors
$19: Military/Gold Star
$10: Students


This venue is accessible, with handicap parking, and standard width doors for entry. Restrooms are available. Please bring your own seating.

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.

Additional support provided by The Capitol Encore Academy.


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

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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.