Photo Coverage: Charles Busch Channels Katherine Hepburn in TEA AT FIVE Reading
Four Things Productions opened the special, one-night-only staged reading of Matthew Lombardo's (High, Looped) one-woman show, Tea at Five, starring Charles Busch (The Divine Sister, The Tale of the Allergist's Wife) as Katharine Hepburn. The evening, directed by Rob Ruggiero (High, Looped) played the Lucille Lortel Theatre and benefits The Ali Forney Center. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the opening night curtain call and brings you photo coverage below!
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.
The complete design team for Tea at Five includes Katherine Carr (Wig Styling), Ben Hagen (Lighting Design), Peter Hurley (Photography), Nathan Johnson (Make-Up), Charles LaPointe (Wig Design), Michael Pilipski (Props), Jennifer Rogers (Stage Manager), Shannon Slaton (Sound Design) and Kelly Stimac (Wardrobe Stylist).
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.
For more information, visit www.teaatfive.org.
Photo Credit: Peter James Zielinski