The Pearl Theatre Company revives Shelagh Delaney's groundbreaking drama about a working-class English teenager in the '50s trying to control her own destiny. More…
In 1959 at age 18, playwright Shelagh Delaney rocked the theatre world with a play that both defined and defied her generation. Not seen on a New York stage for 35 years, 'A Taste of Honey' is the clever, passionate, and poignant story of a young woman facing an uncertain future in a hostile world—and learning to trust that love, messy and heartbreaking as it is, will see her through. Directed by Austin Pendleton.
See it if you like stories about teenage rebellion gone awry & flawed weak characters. Well written & performed. but seriously lacks climax/conclusion
Don't see it if Never really comes to any boil though scenes might be interesting in themselves. Ends without a payoff. Not bad, but somewhat disappointing.
See it if You enjoy stories of dysfunctional mother daughter relationships and the struggle to make ends meet.
Don't see it if You dislike slower paced stories. It's a nice story but not very exciting. There are some good scenes but it drags on a little too long.
See it if you want to see an excellent example of post-war British kitchen sink drama, refreshingly revived & expertly acted (except for Brad Cover).
Don't see it if you find dysfunctional family dramas & trials of the working class tiresome or shrill. [Though Pendleton breathes new life into this relic.]
See it if Solid revival of little seen British kitchen sink drama; uneven cast held together by Brochman's performance & Pendleton's staging
Don't see it if Slice of life drama doesn't interest. Period details/situations can prove to be dated. Heavy accents often mismanaged
See it if you're a fan of 50's Britain's kitchen sink drama about a confused girl's coming of age despite a domineering mother, fan of the Pearl
Don't see it if Slightly dated Brit dramas don't do it for you, frustrated by confused heroines and domineering mums, melange of accents are confusing
See it if You like plays about social injustice in 1950s working class England. About a mother-daughter conflict in a fight to survive situation.
Don't see it if You cannot watch violence against women. Are depressed. Do not like dismal situations.
See it if you want to see a piece of theater history performed by a strong cast with haunting jazzy music. Still amazingly relevant.
Don't see it if you like action packed shows, you can't accept the 4th wall being broken or you're bothered by musicians oddly juxtaposed into the action.
See it if You liked the 1961 movie that poignantly captured a changing society and the alienation of teenagers. This production lives up to the movie
Don't see it if You primarily like modern theater with modern topics.
See it if you like stories about disfunctional relationships, both parental and romantic. Well developed and well acted.
Don't see it if you prefer traditional uncomplicated stories or are bothered by Irish accents.
See it if While still a remarkable achievement for a teenaged playwright, some of the shock of unplanned pregnancy, biracial child and gay co-parent..
Don't see it if ....has eroded, so a formerly rebellious statement now seems quaint and misted-over. Still a good evisceration of mother/daughter issues.
See it if You love history of theater. Excellent acting especially young girl. Set impressive. Kinda sad people trying to get by.
Don't see it if You don't liked dated plays. Very much from the 60's. However you may be surprised. Long two and a half hours. Wide theater hard to hear
See it if you enjoy a show that examines family dynamics interlaced with social issues in an earlier time.
Don't see it if you have a short attention span, as the play is two and a half hours long.
See it if you want to learn what the fuss is about. It's not drop-dead wonderful, but its subtle charm is that I can't get it out of my mind.
Don't see it if The Glass Menagerie is not your thing. This is almost a memory play, or at least feels like it, and for all the sorrow, the hope is there.
See it if You like relationship driven plays with intense, deep, sometimes disturbing outcomes.
Don't see it if If you want to see a light, fluffy play.
See it if revisiting a play that was profound & jolting in the 1950s, with themes of post-war poverty, family conflict & interracial relationships
Don't see it if you have no interest in traditional, classic theater that observes what was then (and what is now)
See it if You enjoy stories about families and how they work or not. Young English girl from lower class tries to find love & purpose on her own.
Don't see it if You could care less about how others try to overcome loveless childhoods.
See it if You love anything done in working class English accents no matter how banal the material. Or better yet, rent the original film.
Don't see it if You were hoping for an accurate revival of the original "kitchen sink" play. The pointless inclusion of non-realistic elements ruins that.
See it if It is a well acted play (with one exception) although the characters are rather stereotypical today. Interesting for its time and for now
Don't see it if you need action and "entertainment". This is thought-provoking not "fun".
See it if You want to see a once groundbreaking play with interesting relationships and themes of poverty and abandonment. Rebekah B is very good.
Don't see it if You are disturbed by bad parenting. The undercurrent was depressing despite funny moments of dialogue and mostly good acting.