11Experience the timeless magic of Little Women as Sweet Tea Shakespeare brings this beloved story to life in an immersive theatrical production June 6 through 9 and 13 through 16 at The Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County.
Witness the trials and triumphs of the March sisters — Jo, Meg, Beth, and Amy — as they navigate the complexities of adolescence, love and family against the backdrop of Civil War-era New England. Based on Thomas Hischak's play adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women, a grown-up Josephine (Jo) March recounts growing up with three sisters going through triumphs, tragedies, and loss.
Little Women has long been a beloved classic, captivating readers with its timeless tale of the March sisters and their journey through life. At the heart of this cherished story lies the enduring power of sisterhood, resilience, and the pursuit of dreams.
Reagan Carsten is the director and shares how she wants the audience to experience her rendition of this classic play.
“Our intimate staging, creative casting, and live music preshow will transport you to a world of sisterhood, sacrifice and self-discovery. Prepare to have your heart warmed and your spirit uplifted by this captivating production that celebrates the bonds of family and the strength of the human experience,” says Carsten.
Carsten is an alum of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts BFA in Drama, embarking on her first solo directing project. She started with Sweet Tea Shakespeare in 2014, so coming back for her has meant everything — especially with the story Little Women being one of her favorite plays.
A seasoned theatre professional, Carsten shares a deep appreciation for the collaborative nature of her craft. She finds immense joy in working alongside her talented, like-minded peers, all of whom bring a contagious passion and energy to the stage. Whether during evening rehearsals or moments of laughter and text analysis, Carsten feels grateful to be part of a community generously invested in the arts.
Carsten adds, “Working with Sweet Tea Shakespeare, I’ve always found that the participants are generous with their time and energy and are passionate theatre-makers. Even though some had other responsibilities earlier in their day, they showed up. I feel so grateful to share that time with them in a space laughing and uplifting one another.”
The classic play Little Women, written by Sarah Y. Mason and Victor Heerman, opened in November of 1933, and there have been many adaptations throughout the decades.
Sweet Tea Shakespeare’s mission is to gather diverse communities to delight in the magic of story, song, and stagecraft. You can join as a monthly or annual member to receive advance ticket rates, complimentary tickets, and other sweet deals and gifts. Go to: https://www.patreon.com/sweetteashakes
Do not miss your chance to be a part of this unforgettable theatrical journey.
Secure your tickets now and get ready to be inspired by the enduring power of this timeless tale. For tickets, go to: https://sweetteashakespeare.com/tickets

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