Kincaid to share Lady Bird Johnson's view from the White House
Lake Oswego actress Virginia Kincaid will present "Tea and Spirits with Lady Bird Johnson" from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27 at Christ Church Episcopal Parish, 1060 Chandler Road in Lake Oswego.
"This is one-third of the play 'Tea for Three,'" Kincaid said. "I've portrayed Lady Bird in the play twice."
A Texan who lived through the events of the 1960s, Kincaid said she jumped at the chance to portray Lady Bird Johnson in the play "Tea for Three" several years ago, and then reprised the role two years ago. When Christ Church wanted to host a fun and creative fundraising event she knew Lady Bird's monologue from "Tea for Three" could be enjoyed by a fresh audience during an actual tea.
"Tea for Three: Lady Bird, Pat & Betty" was written by Eric H. Weinberger and Elaine Bromka and shares "an intimate portrait of three celebrities in what Pat Nixon called the 'hardest unpaid job in the world.'" The play "humanizes the political scene with a story both whimsical and deeply moving — a behind-the-scenes look at Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon and Betty Ford," as they deal with the fishbowl of First Ladydom.
Kincaid will play Lady Bird Johnson in the Christ Church production.
"You will hear her perspective on the Vietnam War, the Civil Rights bill, beautification of our national highways and the Head Start program as she describes what has been termed 'the hardest unpaid job in the world,'" Kincaid said.
She said audience members can enjoy "brisk tea, bracing whiskey and delicious food" as you experience life backstgage at the White House" through the eyes of Mrs. Johnson.
Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased by calling 503-805-7029.