Players’ final play is ‘Tea for Three’

The Peterborough Players is closing their 80th anniversary season with “Tea for Three,” a play by Eric H. Weinberger and Elaine Bromka, which will open Sept. 18.

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. The play, starring Emmy Award-winner Elaine Bromka, examines each First Lady at the end of her husband’s terms.

Using separate vignettes, Bromka gives an overview of the kindly and dutiful Lady Bird Johnson, the welcoming but wounded Pat Nixon, and the chatty and bold Betty Ford.

Bromka received praise from The New York Times for her recent off-Broadway run of “Tea for Three.”

With more than thirty years in film, television, Broadway and Off-Broadway, she 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.

The play, rated PG-13, will run through Sunday, Sept. 22. Show times are Wednesday through Saturday, 8 p.m., and Sunday at 4 p.m.

Tickets are $37 for reserved seating and $39 for Saturdays. Tickets can be reserved by calling the box office at 924-7585 or online at

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