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Tea for Three: Lady Bird, Pat & Betty

Tea for Three: Lady Bird, Pat & Betty



The Lewes Public Library Spoken Word Society presents Tea for Three: Lady Bird, Pat & Betty, performed by Emmy Award-winning actress Elaine Bromka. What is it like for a woman when her husband becomes the President of the United States – and she is suddenly thrust into the spotlight? Join us as Lady Bird, Pat and Betty explore the hopes, fears, quirks and loves of Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon and Betty Ford in what Mrs. Nixon called “the hardest unpaid job in the world.”

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-scenes look at Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon, and Betty Ford. Share the journey of each as she deals with the fishbowl of First Ladydom. A tale of a remarkable trio in a most unusual job – and eighty minutes of heartwarming delight!

Elaine Bromka, with over thirty years in film, television, Broadway and Off-Broadway, starred as eight First Ladies opposite Rich Little in the PBS show The Presidents. Intrigued by their stories, she went on with playwright Eric H. Weinberger to create this one-woman show.

NOTE: this event is in the Lewes Elementary School Auditorium (820 Savannah Road, Lewes, DE). Registration is required.

At the Lewes Elementary School, please park on the side of the building facing Beebe Hospital and use entrance 12, by the flag pole.

The Lewes Spoken Word Society (LSWS) celebrates the tradition and artistry of oral storytelling through lectures, performances, discussions, demonstrations, and other publicly-shared experiences. The LSWS is partially funded by the generous support of Becker Morgan Group, Browseabout Books, Cape Gazette, GFWC Zwaanendael Women's Club, John and Sally Freeman Foundation, and M & T Charitable Foundation.

Saturday, March 2, 2024
5:00pm - 6:30pm Eastern Time
Lewes Public Library
  Adults     Older Adults  
  History and Genealogy     Literacy and Language  

Registration is required. There are 113 seats available.