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A Taste of Honey

Full Length Play, Drama  /  2f, 3m

Shelagh Delaney

A Taste of Honey
by Shelagh Delaney

Jo, the teenage heroine who lives in a filthy tenement bedsitter, is deserted by her nagging peroxided mother, who is unaware that her daughter is pregnant by a black sailor. Jo's greatest fear is that her illegitimate baby might be mentally deficien…

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    2f, 3m
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Period
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Adult
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Summary
Jo, the teenage heroine who lives in a filthy tenement bedsitter, is deserted by her nagging peroxided mother, who is unaware that her daughter is pregnant by a black sailor. Jo's greatest fear is that her illegitimate baby might be mentally deficient like her own father. To soothe, clean and cook for her is Geof, an effeminate art student, with whom she makes a temporary home. Bruised by insensitivity and rejection, the boy and girl find a very real comfort in each other.
Cast Attributes
M3 (20s, 1 Black, 30)
F2 (17, 40)
  • Time Period 1950s
  • Setting Composite setting
  • Cautions
    • Alcohol
    • Mild Adult Themes

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Shelagh Delaney

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