Tea and Sympahy

Written By Robert Anderson
Directed by David New 

Behind the closed doors of a seemingly idyllic boarding school, one boy struggles with what it means to be a man.  A woman realizes her marriage has taken a very wrong turn.  Drawn together, the two discover the personal cost of trying to fit in as they dance around illicit emotions and head toward a relationship that is much more than an offering of tea and sympathy.

Featuring: Kate Tummelson, Nick Horst, Katherine Swan, Peter Defaria, Andrew Cutler, Kevin Gladish, and Steve Wojtas

Performance Schedule

Performances: March- April 2012
Thursday: 7:30 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 8:00 p.m.
Sunday: 3:00 p.m.

“The ending is both provocative and refreshing... each time the lights went up I couldn’t wait to return to my seat to see more. This is a nuanced story ... and raises questions that are as relevant today as they were in 1953.”
— JH Palmer, Chicago Theatre Beat
“The play itself is performed beautifully. Under the direction of David New, dorm life is rambunctious on the fray and heart-wrenching in the center. Tummelson is a steel magnolia. Tummelson poignantly struggles with her designated role of ‘understanding bystander.’ Powerful! Andrew Culter (Tom) endears going from blissful ignorance to the burden of understanding. The entire talented ensemble is testosterone charged bullies... the believability factor is scary off the charts. Interjecting some female moxie into the boys club, Katherine Swan (Lilly) is hysterical.”
— Katy Walsh, The Fourth Walsh