Four Things Productions presented a one-night-only staged reading of Matthew Lombardo's one-woman show, Tea at Five, starring playwright-actor Charles Busch as Katharine Hepburn, Nov. 28 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre.
The evening, directed by Rob Ruggiero, benefited The Ali Forney Center. Carl Siciliano introduced the event.
Tea at Five, press notes state, 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."
Charles Busch Channels Katharine Hepburn in Tea at Five Reading
Tea at Five was first produced by Hartford Stage 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.