Huffpost Culture

'Tea At Five': Charles Busch Plays Katharine Hepburn On Stage

Posted: Updated:

Trouser wearing, Spencer Tracy-loving legend of the screen Katharine Hepburn died in 2003. But tonight, actor Charles Busch will play the actress in the one-woman show, "Tea at Five."

"Tea at Five," written by Matthew Lombardo, first premiered in 2002, starring actress Kate Mulgrew. The show, which is based on Hepburn's autobiographical book, "Me: Stories of My Life," takes place in two acts, first in 1938 and then in 1983. Both take place at Hepburn's home in Connecticut, with Hepburn looking back on her life on the stage and screen.

Busch is a highly celebrated actor, writer and female impersonator. He wrote and appeared in the films "Die, Mommie, Die!" and "Psycho Beach Party," and was also the subject of a documentary, "The Lady In Question is Charles Busch."

The show will go up for one night only on November 28 at the Lucille Lortel Theater in NYC and will be directed by Rob Ruggiero, with proceeds going to The Ali Forney Center, which provides housing for homeless LGBT youth.

Tickets are priced at $40, $60, or $150 and can be purchased online.

See a previous version of "Tea at Five," starring Karen Howell as Hepburn:

Around the Web

Charles Busch Is Katharine Hepburn in Nov. 28 Staged Reading of Tea at Five

Tea at Five - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Tea at Five

"Tea At Five" - YouTube

The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center Blog » Tea at Five in ...

THEATER REVIEW: "Tea at Five" - Stage - Rochester City Newspaper