Tea For Three
311 Washington St.
Woodstock, IL 60098-3308
Meet The Players
Kelly Jo Smith
Welcome to the Grand Theatre of Rocky Ford
ABOUT THE GRAND THEATER OF ROCKY FORD
The Grand Theater of Rocky Ford is a community owned facility in historic downtown Rocky Ford, Colorado.
The building was formerly a United Artists movie house located on Main Street and remained close for years before it was newly renovated several times over by the community.
The Grand Theater of Rocky Ford typically screens the latest box office hit motion pictures while serving as a venue for live music and other mediums of the performing arts and community events. The theater is frequented by a handful of other non-profit events throughout the year and is the home stage of the Annual Summer Student Musical.
The management of the theater is the responsibility of the Rocky Ford Arts Commission, a non-profit organization.
Rocky Ford Arts Commission board members include:
Bob Nelson – chairman
Francie Miller – secretary
Lady Bird Johnson
Kelly Jo Smith
United Methodist Church LJ
LJHS Drama Dept.
Meet The Authors
Elaine Bromka has had a long and rewarding career. Her film work includes Uncle Buck (playing Cindy, the mom), In the Family and Without a Trace. Television work includes Girls, The Sopranos, Sex and the City, ER, Providence, Dharma & Greg, Sisters, Law & Order,Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Stella Lombard on Days of Our Lives, the Emmy Award-winning Playing for Time with Vanessa Redgrave and Catch a Rainbow, for which Bromka herself won an Emmy. She has appeared on Broadway (The Rose Tattoo, I'm Not Rappaport, Macbeth) and off-Broadway (Roundabout Theatre's Inadmissible Evidence with Nicol Williamson, the world premiere of Michael Weller's Split at Ensemble Studio Theatre and Candide with the National Theatre of the Deaf). Leading roles at regional theatres across the country range from Much Ado About Nothing's Beatrice to Shirley Valentine, for which she was cited for outstanding solo performance in New Jersey in 1997 by The Star-Ledger. Starring opposite Rich Little in The Presidents for PBS, where she portrayed eight first ladies, led to her co-writing TEA FOR THREE: Lady Bird, Pat & Betty with Eric H. Weinberger. Since its successful off-Broadway run, she has continued to tour with it nationwide. A member of the Actors Studio, a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Smith College and a faculty member at Smith and NYU, she has also taught one-day acting workshops at more than 100 colleges and prep schools.
In addition to TEA FOR THREE: Lady Bird, Pat & Betty, which Eric H. Weinberger co-wrote with Elaine Bromka, who performed it off-Broadway and has toured the country with it since 2004, Eric H. Weinberger's plays include Class Mothers '68 , which starred Priscilla Lopez at Luna Stage in New Jersey and off-Broadway (Star-Ledger Award for Best New Comedy); Six Hands at Yale University and Luna Stage; The Nightwatchman at Luna Stage and with On The Rock Productions in Key West, Fla.; and three shows for children at Andy's Summer Playhouse in Peterborough, N.H. Musicals include Wanda's World, performed off-Broadway (Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Book of a Musical, Lucille Lortel Award nomination for Outstanding Musical) and published by Theatrical Rights Worldwide (www.wandasworldmusical.com); … And Then I Wrote a Song About It at Luna Stage and the Diversionary Theatre in San Diego; Brothers, Boyfriends & Other Criminals at Zach Theatre in Austin, Texas; a workshop production of Giant Steps, an "urbean" version of Jack and the Beanstalk, at the University of Texas at Austin; and A Dog Story at The Waterfront Playhouse, Key West, Fla. Weinberger has been producing an annual benefit for the A-T Children's Project for 20 years. Prior to writing plays, he worked in television for NBC and The Phil Donahue Show. He lives in New York City and Key West, Fla.
“Each of the three portraits becomes intimate, by degrees, as the women wrestle with what Pat Nixon called "the hardest unpaid job in the world."
On behalf of the Grand Theatre of Rocky Ford and KJ Creative LLC,
we thank you for spending your evening with us.