Celebrating the work of Shelagh Delaney:
A Taste of Honey is the first play by the British dramatist, Shelagh Delaney, written when she was 18. Adapted into an award-winning film in 1961, Delaney and director Tony Richardson based the screenplay closely on the groundbreaking play.
Rita Tushingham, in a star-making debut role, is a disaffected teenager finding her way amid the economic desperation of industrial Manchester. With an unapologetic identification with social outcasts, a sensitive, modern approach to sexuality and race, and riveting performances by the actors, Delaney’s classic is still a benchmark work of realism. (UK, 1961) All adults welcome.
Organized by the WST/ETJ Women's Committee (with huge support from Island libraries).
Tuesday, March 13 at 6:00pm
Edgartown Public Library
26 West Tisbury Road, Edgartown, MA 02539