Here at Sweet Tea Shakespeare, we often say that love is the strongest choice. However, love doesn’t always lead us to make the best decisions (just ask Romeo and Juliet). In our current production, As You Like Lit, characters go to great (and hilarious) lengths to make an impression on the objects of their desire. In the words of the jester Touchstone, “We that are true lovers run into strange capers.” We’ve been asking our audience members to submit their own stories of the best, worst, or craziest things they’ve ever done for love, and wow, have we gotten some good ones. A representative sampling:
“At age 12, at a birthday party, sang Hendrix’s ‘Foxy Lady’ to first girlfriend in front of crowd. DID NOT GO WELL.”
“Got a tattoo that I regretted.”
“I wrote a one-woman play confessing my love and acting out our whole relationship from meeting to marriage, kids, and eventual death.”
“I performed feats of daring and strength on the elementary school playground to impress her, such as jumping from high playground objects.”
“Pretended to like a sports team.”
“I pretended to be someone I wasn’t: fake name, fake income, fake profession.”
Do you want to reveal your own tale of what you’ve done for love? Join us Thursday at Cape Fear Botanical Garden, Friday at Fainting Goat Brewing Company, or Sunday at Double Barley Brewing for the final weekend of As You Like Lit, where we are all fools for love.