Unexpected Tenderness

2011 Drama
Played May 5 - May 28, 2011 Evenings at 8pm • Sunday matinees at 2pm

Unexpected Tenderness


This poignant drama about a dysfunctional Jewish family in Massachusetts is structured as a memory play. Roddy Stern recalls what it was like growing up in a family dominated by his paranoid and pathologically jealous father, a truck driver who lurked outside his house instead of working to catch his wife with other men. A long suffering and abused saint, Roddy’s mother raised two children in this difficult environment. Roddy’s complex father is portrayed as a loving man with a demon inside that he fights but cannot exorcize. He eventually loses all control and drives away the family he loves.


Katie Griffith
Sylvie Stern View
Jason Haws
Archie/Roddy Stern (the elder) View
Aaron Hobbs
Willie View
Jackson Jones
Roddy Stern (the younger) View
Kate Parker
Molly Stern View
Walayn Sharples
Haddie Stern View
David Wright
Jacob Stern View