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Uncle Buck's Elaine Bromka Brings 'Tea for Three: Lady Bird, Pat & Betty' to East Lynne Theater

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- East Lynne Theater Co. to Present Portraits of Three Formidable First Ladies, June 19 to July 6 -

CAPE MAY, N.J. - eTradeWire -- (Cape May, NJ) -- Three former First Ladies will share some very intimate secrets during East Lynne Theater Company's critically acclaimed production of "Tea for Three: Lady Bird, Pat & Betty," June 19 to July 6.

Written by Eric H. Weinberger and Elaine Bromka, this one-woman show stars the Emmy Award-winning Bromka, who will give a behind-the-scenes look at Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon, and Betty Ford during their last months in the White House and reveal the oftentimes heavy personal cost of what Mrs. Nixon called, "the hardest unpaid job in the world."

A veteran of film, television, Broadway, and off-Broadway, Bromka appeared as the mom in "Uncle Buck" with John Candy, the deranged Stella on "Days of our Lives," as well as on "The Blacklist," "E.R.," "The Sopranos," "Law and Order," "Sex and the City," and more.

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"We are delighted to have Elaine Bromka portray these three strong and powerful women at East Lynne," said Craig Fols, East Lynne's artistic director. "As co-writer of the play and the originator of these roles, I couldn't imagine anyone else performing in this production. Audiences are in for a special treat."

Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Award nominee Weinberger worked with Bromka to dive into the stories of the former FLOTUSes and link them together, while weaving in tales of their husbands, as well as the politics and social change of the time.

"These were women of intelligence and grit who suddenly found themselves living in a fishbowl," Bromka said. "I wanted to tell these stories from their points of view and dismantle any myths about these women."

The show runs 7 p.m. June 19-22, June 26-29, July 2, 5 and 6. There is a special performance 4 p.m., July 4. Talkbacks will be held after each performance except opening night. Tickets are $35, seniors $30, students and military $20. East Lynne is located at 500 Hughes St., Cape May. Information, as well as tickets, can be found at Cape May, NJ | East Lynne Theater Company - Cape May, NJ | East Lynne Theater Company (https://www.eastlynnetheater.org/).

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About East Lynne Theater Company:

Founded in 1980, East Lynne Theater Company (ELTC) was the first theater in the country with the unique mission of presenting and preserving America's theatrical heritage. The New York Times listed ELTC as one of the 75 top summer theaters in North America. In 2018, the New Jersey Senate and General Assembly passed a joint legislative resolution recognizing ELTC as "one of the state's most important cultural treasures."

Pamela Dollak

Source: East Lynne Theater Co.
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