After four decades absence in Los Angeles, Shelagh Delaney's A Taste of Honey will play the 2100 Square Feet Theatre Jan. 17-Feb. 28.
Extremely controversial when it first premiered in 1958, A Taste of Honey follows the troubles of working class girl Jo, struggling to survive in Manchester, England. Unfortunately, she falls for a young black sailor, who loves her and leaves her pregnant. Jo moves in with Geoff, a loving gay man, but that relationship may be destroyed by Jo's alcoholic whorish mother Helen.
Delaney wrote A Taste of Honey when she was 19 years old. A member of the "Angry Young Women" English theatre of the 1950's, her other works include The Lion in Love, "Sweetly Sings the Donkey," "Did your Nanny Come from Bergen?" and "Dance with a Stranger."
LA Weekly and Drama-Logue winner Anthony Caldarealla (A View from the Bridge, Detective Story) directs. He recently helmed Four Dogs and a Bone at the Tamarind.
Featured in the cast are Brian Foyster, M.J. Karmi, Mark Kiely, Sammi Rotibi and Hillary Tuck as Jo. Tickets are $20. 2100 Square Feet Theatre is located at 5615 San Vicente Boulevard. For reservations, call (323) 960-4441.
— By Christine Ehren