Leslie Goddard returns to Farm Bureau for another remarkable history portrayal program featuring first ladies – Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon and Betty Ford.
On Monday, Feb. 3, 2020 Leslie Goddard will present: “Tea for Three: Lady Bird, Pat and Betty” at 1 p.m. in the DeKalb County Farm Bureau Theater. Farm Bureau members are welcome to attend.
What is it like for a woman whose husband becomes the president of the United States – and she is thrust into the spotlight? This witty, sly and deeply moving portrayal performed by Goddard explores the hopes and fears of Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon and Betty Ford.
In three scenes taking place in the family quarters of the White House, each of the women confides to the audiences. Secrets are spilled about their husbands’ rise to power, their romances with the men, and their paths as wives in the White House. Each becomes intimate as the women wrestle with what Pat Nixon called “the hardest unpaid job in the world.”
Goddard follows a script written by Eric H. Weinberger and Elaine Bromka. This program was produced by special arrangement with the Dramatic Publishing Company Inc. of Woodstock, Illinois.
Goddard is an award-winning actress and scholar who has been portraying famous women and presenting history lectures for more than ten years.
Prior to the program, Farm Bureau Prime Timers will convene for lunch at 12-noon in the Farm Bureau Auditorium. Lunch fee is $7, payable by Jan. 28 at the Farm Bureau office.