From The News
Up & Coming Weekly, Dec 2019
“Sweet Tea Shakespeare is adding a new flavor to its productions this year. It’s bringing “Macbeth” to the Cumberland County community…“
Up & Coming Weekly, Jun 2018
“Over the years, Sweet Tea Shakespeare’s outdoor performances have become a summer staple in Fayetteville…“
“I highly recommend Sweet Tea Shakespeare. I’ve now been to about 8 shows over the last couple years and have enjoyed every one of them.” –Facebook
“Sweet Tea is incredibly earnest in their enjoyment of Shakespeare’s plays. They use minimalistic sets, accompany the plays with musical performances, and make good use of doubling, all of which lend to the authenticity of the 17th century play experience.” –Facebook
“Sweet Tea Shakespeare put on a wonderful show last night! This is not boring Shakespeare! I have never felt so welcome with a group of people.” –Facebook
“Great show. Talented actors and musicians. Visually appealing with creativity and simplicity. STS is a jewel for the city of Fayetteville. Treat yourself and go. Go often.“
“Attending a production by Sweet Tea Shakespeare is an experience I would recommend to any who live in Fayetteville and have yet to do so and any who are visiting Fayetteville. I loved everything about it, from the relaxed atmosphere to the actual performances themselves. The actors are also super friendly, which is a reason by itself to attend a performance.”
“Had a lot of fun. Small, cozy, and intimate community feel. You’re right there with the actors and they often engage the audience. Felt like we were right there, playing with the actors, alongside other friendly audience comrades, under a large tent/fort, within a beautiful church building, with large ceilings and other classic architecture, sitting on pillows or propped up chairs, just like when were kids.“
“I’m not even a huge Shakespeare fan, but this group had me laughing and entertained throughout the entire performance! So much talent here.”
Official Sweet Tea Shakespeare 20-21 Season Press Release
SWEET TEA SHAKESPEARE MAKES CHANGES TO CURRENT SEASON, SHIFTS TO DIGITAL OFFERINGS
Fayetteville, NC — Sweet Tea Shakespeare, in partnership with the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County, announces changes to their original 2020-2021 season with the inclusion of digital offerings. Mainstage performances of Much Ado About Nothing, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Romeo & Juliet (Raleigh) will be offered via online streaming services as well as limited in-person events per North Carolina pandemic regulations. Limited access public productions of The Magician’s Nephew, led by our Green Tea Young company, are also planned. Sweet Tea Shakespeare is delighted to provide these performances in local Fayetteville venues where possible, as well as digitally, to provide its diverse communities with access to the magic of theatre.
Other digital and potential limited access in-person offerings include Behold, their popular Christmas cantata in December 2020, “LIT series” digital performances including Julius Caesar gets bLITzed, Othello gets bLITzed, and a Sweet Tea Shakespeare Hours podcast series and concerts. The Hours podcast series seeks to engage online audiences with “deep dive” conversations into Shakespearean and classical texts. Hours audio dramas and performances will also be featured, including The Way of the World; No Gents Two Gents, a non-binary and female-led production of Two Gentleman of Verona; The Rover; The Country Wife; A Tale of Two Cities; Cymbeline; The Man of Mode; The Winter’s Tale; The Beau Defeated; The Beaux’s Stratagem; The Belle’s Stratagem; and Love for Love. In addition to the online Hours series and other digital offerings, Sweet Tea Shakespeare welcomes various directors to host Zoom performances throughout the season, including productions of The Devil’s Charter, The Revenger’s Tragedy, and more to be announced. Audio dramas and podcast episodes are available on all major podcast platforms.
Sweet Tea Shakespeare’s 2020-2021 season would not be possible without the support via a generous grant from the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County.
Purchase tickets at SweetTeaShakespeare.com. Season tickets may be used for you and any guests you wish to include; however, season tickets may not be transferred to others without contacting the Box Office first. Monthly Sustainer Memberships frequently receive special advance ticket rates, complimentary tickets, and complimentary ticket exchanges. For information on becoming a Sweet Tea Shakespeare Sustainer, go to https://www.patreon.com/sweetteashakes.
About Sweet Tea Shakespeare:
Sweet Tea Shakespeare gathers diverse communities around a common table to delight in the magic of story, song, and stagecraft.
WHO WE ARE:
Sweet Tea Shakespeare is a not-for-profit theatre company and training ground for artists of all backgrounds, inspired by Shakespeare and the early modern period in its spirit and operations.
About the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County: The Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County serves more than 330,000 residents of Fayetteville and Cumberland County. Since 1973, the Arts Council has ensured growth in our children’s education, our community’s cultural identity, and our economic progress. The Arts Council’s grants, programs, and services are funded in part by contributions from businesses and individuals and through grants from the City of Fayetteville, Cumberland County, and the North Carolina Arts Council, with additional funding from the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.