Gulfport Little Theatre is proud to present the classic Tea and Sympathy, a drama by Robert Anderson. 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 boy's academy. Only a sympathetic act of compassion by the wife of the headmaster gives young Tom the courage to grow into a man. The show was a hit onstage and film starring Deborah Kerr.
The play revolves around the agonies endured by a sensitive student, Tom Lee, a boy who refuses to involve himself in the shenanigans, roughhousing, and cheap sex enjoyed by his classmates. Instead, he prefers to pass the time with the housemaster’s wife, Laura Reynolds, because he shares her soulfulness and gentility, characteristics that have left him in love with her.
The show features a remarkable ensemble cast of Coast veterans and newcomers, including Ronya Bauman, Juliana Nasekos Lewis, Christopher Michael Griffin, Jeremy Dathan Jones, Christian Alexander Longino, Allen Bryant, William Lewis IV, Ryan Reinike, and Scott Stevenson. Tea and Sympathy is a real story about real people, the kind of drama you can feel and understand, and this cast provides a taut but compassionate portrayal of the classic.
The show is directed by Andy Kalberg. All performances are at the theatre located at 2600 13th Avenue in Gulfport (behind Chris’ Beauty College on Pass Rd.). The show runs April 13 - 15 and 20 – 22, with curtain for Friday and Saturday performances at 7:30 pm and Sunday matinees at 2:00 pm. Admission is $16.00 for General Admission, $13.00 for Seniors/Military w/ID, and $11.00 Child/Student w/ID. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling the Gulfport Little Theatre Box Office at (228) 864-7983
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