South Bend Civic opens the 2013 season with a special bonus presentation- Tea at Five by Matthew Lombardo, a one-woman show about the legendary silver screen icon Katharine Hepburn portrayed by SBCT leading lady Mary Ann Moran under the direction of Kevin Dreyer.
Tea at Five is an intimate look at Katharine Hepburn at home in her Fenwick estate in Old Saybrook, Connecticut. The first act takes place in September 1938. Despite Broadway appearances and her first Oscar, she has just been labeled "box office poison" after a series of film flops. With her professional future in doubt, she contemplates her childhood in Hartford, education and her start in show business. The second act takes place in February 1983, after Hepburn was injured in a car crash. The accident affords the now-legendary star an opportunity to reflect on the triumphs of her career and her heart-breaking romance with Spencer Tracy.
Performances are Friday, January 11 and Saturday, January 12 at 8:00 PM and Sunday, January 13 at 3:00 PM in the Warner Studio Theatre at South Bend Civic Theatre, 403 N. Main Street in South Bend. Tickets are $25 which includes a tea, coffee and desserts in a reception after the performance. To purchase tickets, please call the Box Office at 574-234-1112 (open weekdays 12-6 PM) or go online at www.sbct.org.