9As the gentle touch of spring breathes life into Fayetteville, Sweet Tea Shakespeare, in collaboration with Fayetteville State University Theatre & Dance, is thrilled to unveil a poignant exploration of humanity’s shared essence through the play Everybody on April 25 through 28 at Fayetteville State University, 1200 Murchison Rd.
Set amidst the serene ambiance of Butler Theater’s courtyard and the enchanting outdoor venue of the Museum of the Cape Fear, the thought-provoking production of Everybody, invites a unique theatrical journey that delves deep into the universality of life experiences and challenges. This immersive play confronts the ultimate journey that all individuals must face — mortality. Nominated for the prestigious Pulitzer Prize, the play has been captivating audiences across the US and beyond with its powerful storytelling and exceptional performances. It’s promised to spark meaningful conversations.
Through a captivating storyline and engaging performances, Everybody prompts reflection on the shared human experience of grappling with the inevitability of death. As spectators immerse themselves in the narrative, they are encouraged to contemplate their existence and relationships, fostering a profound connection with the themes presented on stage.
This compelling production serves as a poignant reminder of the fragility and beauty of life, offering audiences an opportunity to explore fundamental questions about mortality, identity, and interconnectedness. Everybody promises to leave a lasting impression on all who experience this theatrical masterpiece. With a talented cast of fourteen actors from FSU’s Theater program, professionals from Sweet Tea Shakespeare’s company of artists, and a phenomenal band, get ready to immerse yourself in an unforgettable theatrical experience that transcends boundaries.
Jeremy Fiebig, Professor of Theatre and Directing, states, “Everybody is more than just a play—it’s an experience. With live music echoing the emotions on stage, engaging preshow entertainment, and a touch of Sweet Tea Shakespeare’s signature audience interaction, we’re redefining the essence of immersive theatre.”
Everybody was written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, a native of Washington, DC. He graduated from Princeton University in 2006 with a major in anthropology and earned a master's degree in performance studies from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. His play, Everybody, was a finalist for the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Drama – according to Wikipedia. It is a modern-day adaptation of the 15th-century play, Everyman, one of the first recorded plays in the English language. It's essential to note that due to adult language and scenes, accusations of racism, and themes surrounding mortality, this production is not recommended for children.
Don't miss this opportunity to witness the magic unfold on stage. Get tickets now and be part of an extraordinary theatrical experience that will stay with you long after the curtains close. Go to: tickets@sweetteashakespeare.com or call 910-420-4384 for more information.  This production is sponsored by a grant from the Arts Council of Fayetteville & Cumberland County, with funding from NC Arts Council. 

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