Fri 16 June 2023
Fri 23 June 2023
afterwards Meet the Keller
Sat 24 June 2023
Fri 30 June 2023
Sat 1 July 2023

at 7.30 pm

Kleine Bühne, Bleichstraße 28, Gießen

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 Fenwick-Estate of the Hepburn family in Old Saybrook, Connecticut.

ACT 1: 21 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.

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


Katharine Hepburn


 Gaby Hopfenmüller

Creative Team

Directed & Designed by


Martin P. Koob

Light, sound and set design


Lothar Silbe

Stage Manager


Rosemary Bock, Aliye Inceöz

Makeup & Hair


Alexandra Hartmann-Flechtner & 

Jasmina Jovanovska

Props & Costumes


Cast, Crew and friends of the Keller-Theatre