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Running throughout Fall 2022, our production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet features both public performances and a first-ever tour of school showings for middle school, junior high school, high school, and college audiences throughout Cumberland County and the surrounding region.

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HAMLET | FAYETTEVILLE | EDUCATION TOURS

This can’t-miss Sweet Tea Shakespeare tour tells the classic tragic tale of the prince of Denmark, with only four actors playing every role. Hamlet, still reeling from the untimely death of his father the King, is shocked to receive a ghostly visit from his father, instructing Hamlet to avenge his death. The king’s ghost accuses his brother, who has married Hamlet’s mother and taken the throne. Our prince decides to feign madness while investigating the accusations against his uncle, sending his sweetheart Ophelia into despair. Hamlet devises the perfect plan to reveal the true murderer: putting on a play. The Bard’s longest and one of the most-performed, most-adapted, and most beloved works.

What makes this particular production of Hamlet so special is the live music woven throughout the play. The music helps create an immersive and transporting experience for the audience, as if they are right there in the court of Elsinore with Hamlet himself. 

This isn’t just any Shakespeare performance – it’s a performance for the 21st century. So come and enjoy a unique take on one of the Bard’s most famous works.

Public performances include a limited run at The Downtown Market of Fayetteville (325 Blount Street, Fayetteville, NC 28301) November 4-6, 2022, at 7:30pm. All performances include a live music preshow concert, light fare, beer, wine, and a show-themed cocktail.

SCHOOL SHOWINGS are available for booking now. Teachers, educational staff, faculty, and administrators may arrange tour bookings for audiences ranging from one class to an entire school or district. Sweet Tea Shakespeare can also assist with locating a venue if one is not available. School performances are extremely affordable, and funding assistance may be available. School performance bookings receive a free study guide and lesson plans crafted by STS professionals. Highly engaging workshops and guest lectures centered around the production and Shakespearean text and acting are also available. To book a school performance, or for more information, contact info@sweetteashakespeare.com or call 910-420-4383.

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Live Music Preshow
Most of our in-person and full-length online productions feature preshow entertainment with live music featuring our house band, The Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers (also known as “WOCO”). 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, to yard games and activities.

Tickets and Memberships
All performances, whether in-person or streaming, are available via standard ticketing on our website at sweetteashakespeare.com. Sweet Tea Shakespeare Members may receive single or multiple tickets to in-person productions, depending on Membership level. Become a Sweet Tea Shakespeare Member at patreon.com/sweetteashakes

Tickets
Purchase tickets at sweetteashakespeare.com.

Become a Sweet Tea Shakespeare Member: Monthly and annual members receive special advance ticket rates, complimentary tickets, complimentary ticket exchanges, stickers, totes, and other sweet merchandise, and much more. For information on becoming a Sweet Tea Shakespeare Member go to patreon.com/sweetteashakes.

No outside food or beverages; no coolers.

Some events have age recommendations/restrictions, e.g. STS Hours have some adult language and therefore are recommended as PG-13 appropriate, LIT events are generally for adults 18+.

Changes due to inclement weather will be announced on Sweet Tea Shakespeare’s Facebook page at facebook.com/sweetteashakes

We offer no refunds for purchased tickets for any reason. Please be aware we perform outdoors in high heat and humidity, and the chairs we provide are sometimes regular folding chairs. We always invite audience members to make adjustments for their own comfort, sight lines, and out of kindness for others. 

Contact Information
Call 910-420-4384 (available 1 hour prior to the performance until 30 minutes into the performance) or email info@sweetteashakespeare.com or tickets@sweetteashakespeare.com.
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