Emmy Award-winning actress comes to Quincy
8 months ago
Elaine Bromka will be in Tea for Three: Lady Bird, Pat & Betty, Nov. 2 & 3
Quincy Community Theatre invites you to join Emmy Award-winning actress Elaine Bromka for Tea for Three: Lady Bird, Pat & Betty, Nov. 2 & 3.Tea for Three reveals a gallery of intimate portraits of three remarkable, radically different First Ladies. We discover each at a threshold moment in her life, and learn the personal cost of what Pat Nixon called "the hardest unpaid job in the world." Particularly apt in a time of heightened politics, this one-woman show is both funny and deeply moving; a thought-provoking exploration of these fascinating women and what they faced in this most unusual job.
"These were women of intelligence and grit who suddenly found themselves in a fishbowl...I realized I wanted to tell the story from their point of view," has said Bromka of this intriguing look into the lives of Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon, and Betty Ford.
Elaine Bromka, with 30 years in film, television, Broadway and Off-Broadway, appeared as the Mother in Uncle Buck, starring John Candy, and starred opposite Rich Little in the P.B.S. show "The Presidents" where she impersonated the last eight First Ladies. Intrigued by their stories, she went on to collaborate with playwright Eric H. Weinberger, ultimately opening this remarkable performance to rave reviews.
"I had the great fortune of putting Eric and Elaine together and in originating this production back in New Jersey at my old theatre. I am simply thrilled to be having Tea for Three here at QCT!" said Lenny Bart, previous Artistic Director of 12 Miles West and QCT's current Managing Artistic Director.
Tickets are $20 and go on sale Oct. 22. For tickets or more information, visit 1qct.org or call the QCT Box Office at 217.222.3209. Tea for Three is sponsored by Rokusek Design. The media sponsors for Quincy Community Theatre's 2012 Season are STARadio, Charter Media, WGEM, the Quincy Herald-Whig, KHQA, and Media Development.