Pat Nixon once called the role of First Lady “the hardest unpaid job in the world”, and it’s difficult to imagine exactly what she and other First Ladies experienced – but “Tea for Three” offers a glimpse into the lives of three different Presidential Wives.
Elaine Bromka will perform her acclaimed one-woman show “Tea for Three: Lady Bird, Pat and Betty” at the Schorr Family Firehouse Stage on Sunday, March 31 at 2 pm.
The educational and moving one-woman show is a fictional account based on the lives of three first ladies: Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon, and Betty Ford, and takes place in the White House in 1968, 1974 and 1976. “Tea for Three” was written by Elaine Bromka and Eric H. Weinberger and has been touring nationally since 2004.
Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for senior citizens and students, and can be purchased online at goodwilltheatre.net or by calling the Box Office at (607) 772-2404, ext. 301.
“This is a great opportunity to learn more about the incredible lives of three inspirational First Ladies,” said Naima Kradjian, Goodwill Theatre CEO. “It’s the perfect capstone to Women’s History Month.”
Elaine Bromka has starred on Broadway in “The Rose Tattoo”, “I’m Not Rappaport”, and “Macbeth”; and Off-Broadway in “Cloud 9”, “Split”, and “Candide”, as well as regional productions across the country. Her performance as Shirley Valentine was cited as the outstanding solo performance in New Jersey in 1997 by the Star Ledger. She has appeared in the films “Uncle Buck”, “Without a Trace”, and “In the Family”, and on television in series such as “The Blacklist”, “Girls”, “ER”, “The Sopranos”, “Providence”, “Dharma & Greg”, “Sisters”, “L.A. Law”, and “Law and Order”. She played Stella Lombard on “Days of Our Lives”, and won a New England Emmy Award for her role on “Catch a Rainbow”. She also starred as eight First Ladies opposite Rich Little in “The Presidents” for PBS. For more information, visit: www.elainebromka.com
The Schorr Family Firehouse Stage is located on the corner of Corliss Avenue and Willow Street in Johnson City. For more information, contact the Goodwill Theatre Box Office at: (607) 772-2404, ext. 301, or visit: goodwilltheatre.net or facebook.com/SchorrFamilyFirehouseStage