By Jen Czechowski

Last night was a grand one for Sweet Tea. We gathered at one of our favorite local restaurants, Fayetteville Pie Company, to announce both our 2018-19 season and our Tastemakers initiative.

First, the season. In 2018-19, STS will bring you a slapstick farce, a riotous addition to our Lit series, the return of a holiday tradition, a darkly comic musical masterpiece baked in a pie, a fresh take on a classic legend, a tale of villainy and deceit, and a clever Shakespearean romcom. Are you excited yet?

The 2018-2019 Season:

The Comedy of Errors

August 21-September 2, 2018

Tuesday through Sunday evenings, 7:30pm

1897 Poe House @ The Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex

September 5-8, 2018

Wednesday through Saturday evenings, 7:30PM

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 1601 Raeford Road

OthelLIT

October-November, 2018

Various times and locations

October 4,11,18 at 7pm, Paddy’s Irish Public House

October 25 at 7pm, Fainting Goat Brewing Company

Behold: A Folk Christmas Cantata

December 6-8 & 13-15, 2018

7pm, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 1601 Raeford Road

Sweeney Todd

January-February, 2019

January 17-19 at 7pm; January 20 at 6pm

January 24-26 at 7pm; January 27 at 6pm

January 31-February 2 at 7pm; February 3 at 6pm

Fayetteville Pie Company

Maid Marian (Honey Series)

April 25-28, 2019, at 7:30pm

Fayetteville State University

May 2-5 and 9-12, 2019, at 7:30pm

1897 Poe House at the Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex

Richard III and The Merry Wives of Windsor (in repertory)

June 4-23, 2019

Tuesday through Sunday evenings, 7:30pm

1897 Poe House at the Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex

A season this great deserves to be seen by as many people as possible; that’s where the Tastemakers come in. Tastemakers are a highly social bunch with sway among their friends, family, and colleagues, and have been hand-selected for that very reason. Tastemakers represent us not only in their social networks, but in their lives, businesses, activities, and one-on-one interactions throughout the community. Tastemakers make it their goal to help us reach a larger audience, to bring people to shows, to increase awareness of our work, and to open doors of opportunity for partnerships, collaborations, and resource acquisition. As thanks for spreading the word and growing our audience, they receive show tickets, cross-promotional opportunities, discounts on Bard Sale merchandise, and other perks. If you want to join this group of fans who are committed to Sweet Tea’s growth and success, contact info@sweetteashakespeare.com.

We can’t wait for the wonders that our upcoming season promises. Join us for poetry, pageantry, and pie. It’s not too early to purchase season tickets or to support us as a sponsor or Patreon pledger. See sweetteashakespeare.com for more details.

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