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Lady Bird, Pat & Betty
by eric h. weinberger
& elaine bromka

Produced by special arrangement with

    Eric H. Weinberger and Elaine bromka examine what is it like for a woman when her husband becomes the President of the United States - and she is suddenly thrust into the spotlight? Kandyce Hughes, an award-winning actress, director, and choreographer, brings this witty, moving story to our stage, exploring the hopes, fears, and loves of Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon, and Betty Ford.

eric h. weinberger


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In addition to TEA FOR THREE: Lady Bird, Pat & Betty, which he 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 (; … 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.

Elaine Bromka
playwright & rehearsal consultant


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Elaine Bromka is an American actress. She is known for cowriting the one-woman play Lady Bird, Pat & Betty: Tea for Three with Eric H. Weinberger, in which Bromka portrayed First Ladies Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon and Betty Ford. She is also known in film for playing Cindy Russell in Uncle Buck.

kandyce hughes
  -Lady bird, pat & betty


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Kandyce Hughes makes her Actors Studio 66 debut in Tea for Three. Kandyce is an award-winning actor, director, and choreographer and has been called by one reviewer, "a master class in subtlety." Some of her past roles include M'Lynn, Steel Magnolias, Lee, Tale of the Allergist's Wife, Maria, Comedy of Tenors, Lily Belle, The Curious Savage, Charlotte, Moon Over Buffalo, and Elaine, Last of the Red Hot Lovers.  Kandyce is honored to be able to share the history or, "herstory" if you will, of these three prominent First Ladies; Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon, and Betty Ford.

Zoë Yeoman 


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Zoë, a Founding Board Member of Actors Studio 66 is a working actor and member of Actor's Equity Association (AEA-The Professional Stage Actor's Union) and SAG-AFTRA (Film and Television Union). Having begun performing at a very early age, Zoë's first love has always been the theater. You may learn more about Zoë on her website: or follow her on  We bid you a hearty welcome to our theatrical home; thank you for allowing us to entertain you and we hope we see you over and over again.

tim wilkins
  -lights & sound


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Tim has been working in professional theater for 35+ years.  He began his career in Minnesota as an actor but quickly transitioned to Stage Managing and Technical Directing.  He was also a founding member of Child's Play Theater Company in Hopkins, MN, a suburb of Minneapolis, where he was Stage Manager and Technical Director and later became Producer. Tim has served as a Stage Manager, Lighting Designer, Technical Director, Production Manager, Company Manager, Director and Producer for theaters in Minnesota, Florida, New York and California. He has also taken out National and International tours, crisscrossing the U.S. and Canada and performing in Amsterdam, Italy, Taiwan, and Singapore.


Tim came to Albuquerque from Minneapolis and has worked locally for Keshet Center for Arts, Mother Road Theater Company and Aux Dog Theatre. He is excited to bring his experience and passion to help establish and develop a new home for quality and diverse theatrical productions here in Albuquerque. 

jeff jung
  - Running Crew



Originally from Bismarck, North Dakota, Jeff is very excited to make his ABQ theatrical debut. With a love of performing and some quick wit, Jeff has quickly been able to find some familiarity in the theatre scene around His new city and couldn’t be happier. Some theatre credits include Krogstad in A Doll's House (Capital Shakes), Gary/Roger in Noises Off (Dakota Stage), The Dogman in The Shining (Fargo-Moorhead Theatre), and Amos Hart in Chicago (Sleepy Hollow Theatre).


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