Thursday, September 30, 2010

the theatre, the theatre..

I love going to the theatre and luckily I live in an area where there are plenty of shows to choose from.  The true dilemma that I have is too many shows, too little time to see them all.  But this is one I don't want to miss.  I have always loved Katherine Hepburn and this show with Stephanie Zimbalist sounds fabulous! One show that I hope they do again next Christmas is a show that I couldn't get tickets to last year called It's A Stevie Wonderful Life, where they combine It's A Wonderful Life to Stevie Wonder Music..(that sounds like a fun show!)

The Falcon Theatre presents the hit one-woman show TEA AT FIVE, written by Matthew Lombardo and directed by Jenny Sullivan, the second production in its 2010-2011 Subscription Season. This gracefully funny and heartwarming tale stars Stephanie Zimbalist (Remington Steele) as legendary actress Katharine Hepburn.

An uncontested icon of live theater and cinematic art, Katharine Hepburn transformed herself from the key actress of a generation into thespian royalty. TEA AT FIVE opens in 1938, when the 31-year-old Hepburn is five years beyond her first Oscar-winning performance, and after being branded “box office poison,” she anxiously awaits to hear if she will play ‘Scarlett O’Hara’ in Gone With The Wind. Progressing though time, the story moves to 1983, when Kate's melodic voice is shaky and she clutches at her cane for support after the ravages of Parkinson's disease, yet the same grace, style and poise is still evident in her every elegant word and coy smile. Now, join Kate as she beckons us into her Connecticut home for a cozy chat and an intimate look at the Hollywood legend, and the woman based behind the legend.


Just Martha said...

Gosh - Stephanie Zimbalis! Blast from the past!! That would be fantastic to see. Can you make sure you let us know how it was?...

Jacqueline said...

Wow Cathi what a selection....I loved Katherine Hepburn, she always fascinated me. Sad about Tony Curtis, wasn't it ?
We are lucky enough to live only 20minutes away from London, so we can pop in and see a play or show anytime anthough, not too often as it can be really expensive !! Some pubs have theatre's though and there is a wonderful theatre called The Chocolate Factory ( as it's in an old chocolate factory !!) where they have brilliant plays on, of which the majority go straight into the West End.
Have fun, enjoy yourself and the weekend. XXXX

Tracy said...

I adore Katherine Hepburn, cathi. That sounds like a fab show. You must let us know!

*Simply Colette* said...

How exciting! It's been a long time since I've been to the theatre... Going to see Mystere in Vegas next weekend though! Does that count? :)


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