A TASTE OF HONEY - An Off the Shelf reading


Tacoma Little Theatre presents Shelagh Delaney’s, A Taste of Honey, directed by Sara Freeman.  This production will take place on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 7:30pm.

Shelagh Delaney's visceral working-class drama caused a sensation in England in 1958. Part of a wave of "kitchen-sink" realism, Delaney was the angry young woman writing alongside the wave of novels and plays from "angry young men" like John Osborne and Kingsley Amis. Her unflinching depiction of poverty, lack of education, alcoholism, and broken family ties refused the elegance of drawing room comedies and put a teenage girl struggling with her mother and an unplanned pregnancy at the center of the story. Vicious, funny, fearful, and hopeful, A Taste of Honey pulls no punches about mothers and daughters, absent fathers, dead-end jobs, teenage love affairs, and social prejudice and its depiction of race and sexuality still stings today. This is a juicy play about characters with tart tongue and vulnerable hearts, fighting for every sweetness they can get. 

Featuring a cast of Tacoma’s finest: Gretchen Boyt, Cassie Jo Fastabend, Paul Richter, Nick Butler, and Nick Spencer.  

Tickets for the December 7, 2017 performance at 7:30pm are $10.00 for non TLT Members, and FREE for those who are members. Tickets may be purchased online here, or by calling our Box Office at (253) 272-2281.