Tea at Five is an intimate look at Katharine Hepburn, at home, in her Fenwick estate in old Saybrook, Connecticut. The play takes place in 1983 after Hepburn was injured in a car crash. The accident affords the now legendary star an opportunity to reflect on her turbulent childhood, the triumphs and failures of her career and her heart-breaking romance with Spencer Tracy.
Tea at Five was first produced by Hartford Stage (Michael Wilson, Artistic Director; James Ireland, Managing Director) in Hartford, CT and thereafter produced by Daryl Roth, David Gersten, Paul Morer, Michael Filerman, Amy Nederlander and Scott E. Nederlander at the Promenade Theatre, off-Broadway in New York City.
A one-night only staged reading of TEA AT FIVE will star Charles Busch as Katharine Hepburn. The evening, directed by Rob Ruggiero (High, Looped) is set for Monday, November 28th, 2011 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street), and will benefit The Ali Forney Center. Daryl Roth and Carl Siciliano (Executive Director, The Ali Forney Center) will introduce the event.
Busch hosted a sneak peek of the event at Sardi's yesterday and BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the event below!
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