High Tea with Greer Garson, a one-woman show
Celebrate Women's History Month by meeting a stage version of the state's most honored film actress, while enjoying a British-inspired light meal
Ruidoso actress Kay Sebring-Roberts Kuhlmann will recreate an interlude with seven-time nominee for Best Actress Greer Garson March 4, at Sacred Grounds Coffee and Tea House in Ruidoso.
Garson, who took home the Oscar in 1943 for the World War II movie, "Mrs. Miniver," was British-born and insisted on a rider in each of her movie contracts that shooting would pause for high tea.
The one-woman performance and high tea will run from 3 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
In addition to 25 film roles, Garson was a New Mexico cattlewoman. She married Dallas oilman Buddy Fogleman in 1949, settling on the Forked Lightning Ranch, now part of Pecos National Historic Park in San Miguel and Santa Fe Counties.
Garson was an internationally-famous actress, whose career lasted into the 1960s.
"The audience will meet my version of Greer Garson in that setting, in the imagined ranch house that she called home for more than 30 years," Kuhlmann said. "She will serve you tea and some tasty food in keeping with the requirement she included in each of her film contracts.
"Many in the audience will be surprised by the accomplishments of this woman. She holds the record for the most consecutive Academy Award nominations, five years in a row, more than Meryl Streep. But her contributions to the world of film, and to the state of New Mexico, go beyond awards. We hope you'll join us to learn more about this remarkable women, who dies in 1994 at the age of 91."
Celebrate Women's History Month by meeting a stage version of the state's most honored film actress, while enjoying a British-inspired light meal. Cucumber martini or sherry will be available at a cash bar. Patrons can stay for the 4:30 p.m., red carpet parade of stars on a large screen television.
Kuhlmann has created more than a dozen solo stage characters in a 25-year theater career. Ruidoso audiences will be most familiar with her portrayals of western film and recording star Dale Evans, first ladies Mamie Eisenhower and Bess Truman, and Santa Fe diarist Marion Sloan Russell. Her 51 original plays have been seen in multiple performances nationally, including the National Archives Theater in Washington D.C. She is on the emerita faculty of New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, where she taught drama and was a college academic advisor.
The coffee house is at 2704 Sudderth Drive. Tickets are $17 and cover food and the performance. They are on sale at Sacred Grounds or text 575-317-4994 to order. The price is $20 at the door.(NOTE: PLEASE write CAPITAN LIBRARY on the back of your purchased tickets. Our library will get $1 donation on CPL tickets sold or $5 donation on a table of 4. OR... if you purchase tickets from Sharon, 575.336.7752, CPL will get $2 per ticket. Either way helps our library!)