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The Winter’s Tale | January 9-25, 2015

Sweet Tea Shakespeare presents William Shakespeare‘s The Winter’s Tale in January

Sweet Tea Shakespeare will present William Shakespeare‘s haunting and inspiring play, The Winter’s Tale, January 9-25 at The Capitol Encore Academy in downtown Fayetteville, North Carolina.
One of Shakespeare‘s last plays, the tragicomic story follows Leontes, King of Sicilia, who grows increasingly jealous of his wife’s affections toward Leontes’ childhood friend, Polixenes. Leontes’ jealousy explodes with catastrophic and deadly results. Sixteen years later, the play picks up in Polixenes’ homeland, Bohemia, with a festive sheepshearing and a story of forbidden young love between Polixenes’ child and a remarkable shepherd’s daughter. The tragic tale of Leontes and his family is stitched back together with a lively, beautiful, and haunting tale about finding lost things.
The production features live preshow and intermission music by Sweet TeaShakespeare‘s house band, The Suspenders, plus dance, wonderful outdoor-turned-indoor environs, and fun.
The cast includes Nathan Pearce, Marie Lowe, Tohry Petty, Jessica Osnoe, Brandon Bryan, Reagan Carstens, Nicole Callaghan, Joey Narvaez, Amy Cox, Chris Phillips, and Elliott Fiebig.


Jan 9-11, 16-18, 23-25 at 7pm nightly
Matinees on Jan 17th & 25th at 2pm


All performances will be held at the Capitol Encore Academy, 126 Hay Street Fayetteville, NC 28301. Parking available off Old Street.


$12 general admission
$10 senior citizens/military
$8 young adult prices (22-34 yrs. with ID) – Thursday and Sunday nights ONLY
$5 Students and Children 6-12 yrs.
Free under 5 years. Purchase tickets online at: or call (910) 672-1724 to purchase tickets over the phone. You can also purchase tickets on-site.


Girl Scouts and Home Schooler Day
Sunday, January 25th — 2pm performanceSpecial Activities
Scavenger hunt through the play
Girl Scouts can earn a patch after participating in the scavenger hunt and staying for the entire performance.

Special Price for Girl Scout family and friends and homeschooler students, families, and friends: $5
Space is limited. Reservations strongly encouraged.

Senior Day
Saturday, January 17th — 2pm performance

Special Price for Senior Group reservations: $8 per ticket
Space is limited. Reservations strongly encouraged.

Artists’ Night
Sunday, January 18th — 7pm performance

If you’re a member of the Fayetteville arts community — an actor, painter, sculptor, or musician — join us for a special night and a special price with ADVANCE reservations and a special pre-show buzz session.

$8 per ticket in advance. Reserve by emailing

Student and Educator Night
Saturday, January 10 — 7pm

$5 tickets for students and $8 tickets for educators (Pre-K through College!). Join us for a talkback after the show with actors and educators, plus learn about opportunities for student engagement and faculty development on future Sweet TeaShakespeare projects.

Secure a study guide and lesson plans IN ADVANCE for teachers and students who plan to attend. Email for your study materials.

Sweet Tea Shakespeare (STS), a project of Fayetteville State University, seeks to celebrate the wonder of Shakespeare, other classic plays, and new work in beautiful environments with family-style flare by providing simple, elemental, magical theatre experiences with a nod to the diversity and heritage of southeast North Carolina. STS imagines, enacts, and embraces theatre in the spirit of Shakespeare and early modern performance as it seeks to employ the ingenuity and drive behind Shakespeare’s own company through productions, educational opportunities, artist development, and community engagement.
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.