The tales of a remarkable trio in a most unusual job. This show answers the question- What is it like for a woman when her husband becomes the President of the United States? Each of the three portraits becomes intimate by degrees, as the women wrestle with what Pat Nixon called “the hardest unpaid job in the world.” Eighty-five minutes of heartwarming delight.
Particularly pertinent in an era of heightened politics, Tea for Three humanizes the political scene with a story both whimsical and deeply moving- a behind the scene look at Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon, and Betty Ford. It shares the journey of each as she faces her final days in the fishbowl of First Ladydom.
– Curtis Theatre
The NY Times says, “Good stories…subtle…even silence is steeped in emotion.”
TEA FOR THREE
Lady Bird, Pat & Betty
Eric H. Weinberger
PERFORMANCES: February 20-21, 2022 – Live Online Theater!
A professional actress for over thirty years, and the beleaguered mom Cindy in the film Uncle Buck. T.V work includes The Blacklist, Friends from College, Maniac, Girls, Sopranos, Sex & the City, E.R., Providence, Dharma & Greg, Sisters, all the Law and Order series: Law and Order: Special Victims’ Unit, Law & Order: Criminal Intent; the crazed Stella Lombard on Days of Our Lives, the Emmy Award–winning Playing for Time with Vanessa Redgrave and Catch a Rainbow, for which Ms. Bromka herself won an Emmy. Theater work includes Broadway (The Rose Tattoo, I’m Not Rappaport, Macbeth) and off-Broadway (Cloud 9, Inadmissible Evidence with Nicol Williamson, and Candide with the National Theatre of the Deaf.) She has played leads at regional theaters across the country, at Long Wharf, Hartford Stage, Center Stage, Actors Theatre of Louisville, ACT/Seattle, O’Neill Playwrights Conference, Shakespeare and Company, McCarter Theatre, Pittsburgh Public Theater,and the Folger Theatre Group, in roles ranging from Much Ado’s Beatrice to Shirley Valentine (outstanding solo performance in New Jersey 1997 — The Star Ledger.) After starring as eight First Ladies opposite Rich Little in The Presidents for P.B.S., she collaborated with Eric H. Weinberger to write the Off-Broadway solo show, TEA FOR THREE: Lady Bird, Pat & Betty, which continues to tour the country (and is now offered virtually as well.). A member of The Actors Studio, Ensemble Studio Theatre, and a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Smith College, she has been on the faculty of NYU’s Steinhardt School, Smith, and the National Theatre Institute, and has taken one-day acting workshops to more than a hundred fifty colleges and prep schools nationwide. Visit www.elainebromka.com and www.teafort:00hree.com .