A Taste of Honey to be performed by TJ Drama


The poster for “A Taste of Honey,” created by senior Kate Hao.

Yena Seo

TJ Drama will perform its winter production of “A Taste of Honey” this coming Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. The play, written by Shelagh Delaney, follows a working-class teenager named Jo and her relationships with her mother, her new father-in-law, her boyfriend and her gay best friend. The play comments on race, sexual orientation, class and gender and is set in England during the 1950s.

Senior Liesl Jaeger will play the central character Jo, a naive and somewhat stubborn girl. Senior Jordan Goodson will play her horrible mother Helen, while senior Daniel Sainati will play Helen’s equally terrible significant other, Peter. Senior Anthony Carrington will play Jo’s boyfriend Jimmy, and sophomore Jake Gonzalez will presume the role of Jo’s caring friend Geof. The play is directed by Zach Roberts.

The show is TJ Drama’s Cappies show for the year, meaning it will be attended by over 60 student critics from around the Washington Metropolitan area who will review it and score it for further judging. Cast and crew members, in addition to the drama department’s own critic team, will be eligible to receive nominations and win awards at the Cappies Gala in June.

Tickets to “A Taste of Honey” will be sold at the door for $5.