Theatre Jacksonville serves up Tea & Sympathy April 19 - May 4. From the author of I Never Sang for My Father, this groundbreaking drama explores a sensitive young man's coming of age amid the taunts and suspicions of his classmates and teachers at a private boys academy. Only a sympathetic act of compassion by the wife of the headmaster gives
young Tom the courage to grow into a man. This mid-20th century hit, quite controversial for its time, explores important social issues that are still surprisingly relevant in today's world.
The play, written by Robert Anderson, was a Broadway smash starring Deborah Kerr, who later with costar John Kerr, reprised her role in a much touted feature film from MGM. The show opened on Sept. 30, 1953 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre and ran for 712 performances. The film adaptation, also written by Robert Anderson, was released three years later.
Our talented cast includes Kerry Burke-McCloud, Josh Katzman, Jason King, David Levine, Jaime Morris-Atkins, Cathy O'Brien, Karen Overstreet, Kyle Sieg, Joseph Stearman, and Matthew Tompkins under the direction of Michael Lipp.