Already closed | 1h 20m | Midtown W

tender of you too

From 12 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Funny, Delightful, Relevant, Great writing

About the show

Hysteria Theatre presents this new comic drama about two high school girls who learn about themselves and each other through rehearsing for their school play. More…

Allegra and Tara meet when cast as Frances Willard and Mary Bannister, two historical leaders of the late-1800s Women's Christian Temperance Movement who shared a very close friendship (and maybe more). Through rehearsals, sleepovers, and communions with Ouija boards, Allegra and Tara explore just how similar - and dissimilar- they are to Frances and Mary. 

1h 20m | Already closed | The Tank (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (12)


Great acting, Funny, Delightful, Relevant, Great writing
Avg Score

Absorbing, Well acted, Relevant, Well staged, Well written

See it if you like coming-of-age stories. 2 HS girls, in a play as 1850s lovers, discover their own attraction. Clever dialogue, strong acting/staging

Don't see it if you are put off by same-sex attraction. It's handled intelligently, humorously, touchingly, & (most of the time) convincingly. A bit long.

Also TENDER is a small-focus play, but it is absorbing in this production, ... Read more Read less

Ambitious, Intelligent, Profound, Relevant, Romantic

See it if A coming of age play. A play within a play. Keeps your attention. Pretty lite of a show. It deals with students so most can relate.

Don't see it if It touches on lesbianism ,so if you don't like a show about that.

Confusing, Slow, Funny, Great acting

See it if You’re into productions that have two actors who switch playing several female interconnected roles

Don't see it if If you’re homophobic and cannot appreciate a coming out play.

Clever, Funny, Ambitious, Confusing, Slow

See it if you enjoy a lesbian coming out teenage high school romance, with light humor, as well as touching sadness

Don't see it if you don't enjoy a slow-moving teenage lesbian high school romance, which brings in the supernatural.

Also The show seemed to lose its direction as it got nearer the end. Became... Read more Read less

Clever, Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You enjoy a high school romance and some hilarious drama. Actors are very talentedHilarious dialogueWill captivate & make you a wee bit sad

Don't see it if You are homophobic

Also It was a little too long

Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Edgy

See it if you enjoy a "rite de passage" drama - a sexual coming-of-age plot intriguingly told thru the device of a "play within a play" of sorts

Don't see it if you don't like to see school-girl characters parry & thrust as they find excuses to kiss, experiment, & wonder if they are lesbians

Also Using the device of a "play within a play," Anya Richkind draws on the... Read more Read less

Great acting, Absorbing, Banal

See it if You like two character coming-of-age stories

Don't see it if You are repulsed by the attraction of two young women for each other

Delightful, Romantic

See it if You like coming of age stories, especially non-traditional ones (non-traditional in this case means lesbians, ghosts, and lesbian ghosts).

Don't see it if You don't care for the Sapphic set, the supernatural, or a genuinely lovely little high school romance that's impeccably acted and written.

Great writing, Great acting, Tender (to, er, be on the nose about it), Delightful, Refreshing

See it if you like coming of age stories, esp. ones empathetic of teenage girls and all of their complexity, and don't mind a little magical realism.

Don't see it if you prefer loud, showy dramas, can't stand even the hint of magical realism, or prefer to feel hidden the audience of a large theater.

Delightful, Sweet, Refreshing

See it if You enjoy quiet,small-cast shows with LGBTQ themes.

Don't see it if You want something big and flashy, or don't care about high school narratives.

Funny, Great acting, Intelligent, Quirky, Relevant

See it if you like queer stories, coming out stories, queer history, supporting female creators and actors, two-handers

Don't see it if you object to portrayals of homosexuality, don't like high school settings, don't like plays about plays

Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if you enjoy stories of budding relationships - it's funny and touching.

Don't see it if you don't like teenage angst. The dialogue got a bit long occasionally.

Also The actors spend quite a bit of time sitting or laying on the floor, s... Read more Read less

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