The Lombardo Organization and Roger Alan Gindi
Kate Mulgrew 
Tea at Five
A play by 
 Matthew Lombardo
Directed by
 John Tillinger

December 7 - 19, 2004
The Shubert Theatre
Operated by the Wang Center for the Performing Arts, Inc.
Boston, MA
 Panorama Magazine
The Official Guide to Boston
TEA Time by Christopher Wallenberg

Playing a Hollywood Legend like Katharine Hepburn would be a tough proposition for most actresses. But for Kate Mulgrew, who is best known for her seven-year run as Captain Janeway on TV's "Star Trek: Voyager," this task is made even more difficult in Matthew Lombardo's one-woman play Tea at Five. That's because Mulgrew must portray the indomitable Hepburn both in her early diva life and also in her twilight years. Fortunately, Mulgrew is up to the task - depicting the strident, 31-year old star, still defiant even though she's been dubbed "box office poison," and later the 76-year old, aging actress suffering from Parkinson's and reflecting on a life filled with loss. Mulgrew captures the emotional highs and lows of the inimitable, gravelly-voiced icon and won raves for her performance during the play's previous engagements off-Broadway and at the American Repertory Theatre's Loeb Drama Center. 

Boston Magazine
Alpha Female
A Star Trek veteran becomes the living image of Katharine Hepburn.

Once practically written off as box office poison, Katharine Hepburn became one of Hollywood's immortals. Tea at Five, a one-woman show starring Kate Mulgrew, plumbs the character of the four-time Oscar winner, digging past her celluloid persona and into her intimate feelings on cinema, life, and Spencer Tracy. Best known for her seven-year turn as Captain Kathryn Janeway on Star Trek: Voyager, Mulgrew comes to embody the legend by fine stagecraft and by raising and lowering her voice along the famous Hepburn register.  -- Maressa Brown

 Kate on Kate
Weymouth News on
December 8, 2004
 Katharine Hepburn homage fits to a Tea
Boston Herald
December 9, 2004
 From one Kate to another
Mulgrew takes ‘Tea’ and re-creates Hepburn
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
December 9, 2004
Kate on Kate: It takes stamina to play an acting legend
Lowell Sun Online - Curtain Call
Lowell, MA
December 9, 2004
Keeper of the Flame
Cape Cod Times
Hyannis, MA
December 11, 2004
Mulgrew Morphs into Hepburn in “Tea at Five”
December 14, 2004

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