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Friday, May 29, 2015

Calendar of Events


The Cherry Orchard

Thurs. June 11-Sun. June 14; Thurs. June 18-Sun. June 21

Live music and entertainment begins at 6:15

Play starts at 7:00

A play performed by Sweet Tea Shakespeare, The Cherry Orchard, by Anton Chekov, chases through the lives of estate owners who have lived in excess and decadence for years, until they are confronted with having to sell off some of the property at the cost of livelihood, pride, and entitlement. This effects the family and employees as well. Part riotous comedy, part love story, part haunting look at lives on the verge of being cut down, The Cherry Orchard is a great party at risk of going awry.

For the second consecutive summer, Sweet Tea Shakespeare summer performances take place outdoors at the 1897 Poe House, part of the Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex, 206 Bradford Ave., Fayetteville, 28305. Bring your own seating or rent picnic blankets from us. Barbecue, beer, and wine are available for purchase before the show from Mac's Speed Shop, with proceeds from beer and wine sales benefiting the Fayetteville Animal Protection Society.

All performances include live music and entertainment beginning at 6:15 pm each evening. In case of rain, check sweetteashakespeare.com or Facebook.com/sweetteashakespeare for rain location or cancellation details. Tickets available at the door or reserve them in advance at http://www.sweetteashakespeare.com/tickets/

Summer History Camp

Mon.-Fri., June 22-26, 9:00 to noon daily

Theme: "The Civil War"

The annual summer history camp will focus on The Civil War as the 150th observance comes to a close. Activities will include drilling like a Civil War soldier, dress up and photo op, playing a trivia game, setting up tents to make a company street, and many other activities that will ignite the history spark in campers ages nine to twelve.  Registration must take place in person. Please bring proof of child's age. Cost is $25 and is required at time of registration. Cash or check accepted.  If you need more information, please call 910-486-1330 or email leisa.greathouse@ncdcr.gov.



The Tempest

Thurs. July 16-Sun. July 19 and Thurs. July 23 - Sun. July 26 

Live music and entertainment begins at 6:15

Play starts at 7:00

Performed by Sweet Tea Shakespeare, The Tempest follows the survivors of a shipwreck as they explore an island occupied by a former adversary, the magician Prospero. Prospero's daughter, Miranda, and wards, a trickster spirit, Ariel, and a wild inhabitant of the island, Caliban, are each coming of age as Prospero tries to reconcile their new realities with his former life. A haunting, lavish, and magical tale of revenge and reconciliation, The Tempest is at once a raucous comedy and a stirring adventure. The cast features Ruth Nelson, Tohry Petty, Jessica Osnoe, Nicole Callaghan, Marie Lowe, Cerina Johnson, Malerie Goodman, Joyce Borum, Katie Wampler, Liz Covington, Medina Demeter, Jennifer Czechowski, Zec Williams, Brandon Bryan, Joey Narvaez, and Ja’Maul Johnson. The director is Jeremy Fiebig and the music director is Jacob French.

Audiences should bring their own seating, including camping or other outdoor chairs and blankets. Some quilt seating is available onsite on a rental basis.

Tickets are available as follows: $12 - General Admission; $10 - Senior Citizens/Military; $6 - Students and Children 6-12 years; Free under 5 years. Tickets may be reserved at sweetteashakespeare.com/tickets and purchased onsite via cash, credit, or debit card.

Food, beer, and wine are available for purchase onsite. Food is provided by Mac’s Speed Shop and features delicious barbecue and sides. Alcohol sales benefit the Fayetteville Animal Protection Society. Outside food and drink are not permitted.

The performances are held outside at the 1897 Poe House, located at 206 Bradford Avenue in Fayetteville, NC. Parking is available along Bradford Avenue, as well as behind the Museum of the Cape Fear, and near Arsenal Park, where patrons may take the footbridge across the MLK Expressway to the performance site. Rain locations will be announced on the Sweet Tea Shakespeare website and Facebook page. 

Sweet Tea Shakespeare (STS) is a project of Fayetteville State University, and 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. STS imagines, enacts, and embraces theatre in the spirit of Shakespeare and early modern performance by employing the ingenuity and drive behind Shakespeare’s own company.

Website: sweetteashakespeare.com

Phone: (910) 420-4383

Email: artistic@sweetteashakespeare.com

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