Tea at Five

A play in two acts by Matthew Lombardo

15, 18, 18 September and 8, 9, 13 October 2020

“Hermann-Levi-Saal” – Konzertsaal im Rathaus
Berliner Platz 1
35390 Giessen


Cast

Katherine Hepburn

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 Gaby Hopfenmüller

Creative Team

Derected & Designed by

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Martin P. Koob

Light, sound and set design

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Lothar Silbe

Prompter

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Rosemary Bock

Makeup & Hair

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Alexandra Harmann-Flechtner

Props & Costumes

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Cast, Crew and friends of the Keller-Theatre

About the play

Tea at Five captures the fiery spirit of Katharine Hepburn in a show that recounts her journey from a well-heeled Yankee childhood to winner of four Oscars. Ensconced at her beloved Fenwick home, Ms. Hepburn reflects on the dizzying heights and emotional lows of her upbringing, her adventures in show business and her heartbreaking romance with Spencer Tracy. Audiences leave with new memories of one of the most dearly loved ladies of an era.

The action of the play takes place at the Fernwick-Estate of the Hepburn family in Old Saybrook, Conneticut.

ACT 1: 21 September 1938

Despite Broadway appearances and her first Oscar, she has just been labeled “box office poison” a er a series of film flops. With her professional future in doubt, she contemplates her childhood in Hartford, education and her start in show business.

ACT 2: 14 February 1983

Hepburn was just injured in a car crash. The accident affords the now-legendary star an opportunity to reflect on the triumphs of her career and her heartbreaking romance with Spencer Tracy

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