Tea with Alice Roosevelt Longworth

Tea with Alice Roosevelt Longworth
May 17, 2018 1:00 PM

Thursday, May 17
RCC Hunters Woods • 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Ages 18+ • Registration #500650-8A

Join us for Older Americans Month: "Scandals in the City" portrayed by Elaine Flynn

 

If the headlines of today’s political scandals make you shake your head in disbelief, wait until you witness impersonator Elaine Flynn “dish the dirt” on scandals of yesteryear. Elaine Flynn portrays Alice, Theodore Roosevelt’s eldest daughter and the first celebrity (1884-1980). Elaine brings Alice to life as she presents, Scandals in the City. Alice is uniquely qualified to share stories as she was a witness to the goings-on in Washington, DC for most of her 96 years. The words on her pillow attest to her love of gossip: “If you don’t have anything nice to say, come sit by me.” Alice starts with her own scandals. “If there is to be gossip said about me, I want to say it first!” She then continues relating the scandals that led to the death of a Congressman; President Harding and his mistresses; the love affairs involving Franklin D. Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt; the person (other than Mamie) who REALLY liked Ike; the women linked to JFK; the Capitol Hill employee who couldn’t file, type or even answer the phone; and the story of the Congressman, Fannie Foxe and the Tidal Basin and more. 


Afternoon tea will be served. Admission fee includes refreshments and the performance. Don’t miss this annual celebratory event!

This event is co-sponsored by Reston Community Center and Reston Association.

  • Contact: Karen Brutsché, Lifelong Learning Program Director
  • Phone: 703-390-6157