Tea and Sympathy


Robert Anderson

Published by Samuel French Inc

9 Male 2 Female

This story of a forlorn boy at boarding school who is hazed by his classmates because he has played girls' parts in amateur theatricals and because he is very sensitive

The kidding turns to rumor and finally to persecution. The master of the house joins the boys in their abuse, and even his father cannot understand him

Determined to prove his manliness, the youth goes out for a night on the town with the village strumpet

This is his downfall for he sickens at the sight of the strumpet and runs all the way home. Word gets around quickly. Now he is no longer ridiculed; he is completely shunned

The master's beautiful, kind and understanding wife offers the only sympathy in a delicate final scene

"Has audience appeal of high order" ~ N.Y. Post

"A triumph" ~ N.Y. World Telegram & Sun

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