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The World Premiere Of

By Harrison David Rivers
Directed By Raelle Myrick-Hodges

October 19, 2016 - November 20, 2016


Maechi Aharanwa

Tré Davis

Renika Williams

Retha and Nina Baker have always been close—folding laundry together, chasing fireflies together, and enduring the summer heat together. But when their mother dies unexpectedly and their neighbor, George, returns home from college, the sisters’ relationship begins to fray and long-held desires threaten to tear them apart. Set on the outskirts of an all-black town in rural Kansas, SWEET is a coming of age story about the sacrifices we make to hold on to the ones we love.


Harrison David Rivers


Raelle Myrick-Hodges


Matt McAdon (scenic design)

Xavier Pierce (lighting design)

Ari Fulton (costume consultant)

Justin Hicks (sound design)

Belynda Hardin (stage management)

Byron McCray (Production Graphic)

Marie Cisco (nbt producing fellow)


Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's

National Black Theatre
Institute of Action Arts

Picture by Peter Cooper