A Drama/Comedy by Eric H. Weinberger and Elaine Bromka
February 3-28 2021
Directed by Cody Dull
Cindy Covington as Lady Bird Johnson
Debra Lyman as Pat Nixon
Kandyce Hughes as Betty Ford
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? This witty, sly and deeply moving script explores the hopes, fears and loves of Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon and Betty Ford. In three scenes taking place in the family quarters of the White House just prior to the end of living there as the wife of a president, each of the women confides alone to the audience. Secrets are spilled about their early years, their husbands' rise to power, their romances with the men, their unique paths as wives in the White House, and their feelings about imminent retirement.
Tickets are $28.00 Reserved Seating
Wednesday February 24 7:00pm
Thursday February 25 7:00pm
Friday February 26 7:00pm
Saturday February 27 7:00
Sunday February 28 2:00pm
Meet The Cast
CINDY COVINGTON (LADY BIRD JOHNSON) Cindy is elated to be back on stage at Stage Left Productions after her roles last year of Miep Gies in The Diary of Anne Frank and Eunice in A Streetcar Named Desire. She is humbled to be playing the role of Lady Bird Johnson and realizes what an honor it is to portray such an amazing woman! Cindy would like to acknowledge her husband and granddaughter for their support, love and patience especially during the past ten months.
DEBRA LYMAN (PAT NIXON) Debra is thrilled to be in her 2nd production at Stage Left! She previously played Rose in The Last Romance here at Stage Left Productions. Other favorite productions are Classic Tales of Fright (Davisson Entertainment); The Laramie Project (MET/Virtual Theatre Lab); Tis a Pity (Space 55); Something Wicked (Davisson Entertainment); Medea (Now and Then); The Best Man (Compass Players); Whisper Sweetly (Brelby); John (Stray Cat) - AriZoni for Supporting Actress; Death Trap (MET); Manifesto of a Militant (Outloud 2016); Julius Caesar (Class 6), and 5-time participant in 24 Hour Project at Phoenix Theatre. Special and heart-felt thank you to Cody for his wide angle lens in his selection of plays, and the wonderful opportunity to play with Kandyce and Cindy during this time. And always Thank You Audience!
KANDYCE HUGHES (BETTY FORD) Kandyce is delighted to be back working with Stage Left Productions after her AriZoni nominated performance as Maria in Comedy of Tenors with SLP last year. As an actor, some of Kandyce's other favorite roles include: Lee, Tale of the Allergist's Wife, M'Lynn, Steel Magnolias (AriZoni), Mabel, The Best Man. She is also a producer, director, choreographer, and designer for theatre and was nominated this year for her set design for SLP's Always A Bridesmaid and for her physical comedy choreography for SLP's Comedy of Tenors. She has also done various national commercials through the Leighton Agency. Kandyce is so excited to be working with Cody again and happy to be a part of helping the arts survive this pandemic.