Tea for Three- Lady Bird, Pat and Betty- Summer Theatre Festival
Tea for Three- Lady Bird, Pat & Betty
July 15-July 18, various times.
The Playhouse at White Lake
2021 Summer Theatre Festival
WEEK 2 of 8 Weeks
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? This witty, sly, and deeply moving script explores the hopes, fears, and loves of Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon, and Betty Ford. In three scenes taking place in the family quarters of the White House just prior to the end of living there as the wife of a president, each of the women confides alone to the audience. Secrets are spilled about their early years, their husbands’ rise to power, their romances with the men, their unique paths as wives in the White House, and their feelings about imminent retirement. 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.”.