Lady Bird Johnson in the house!

In anticipation of our upcoming production “Tea for Three” we will be spotlighting our talented actresses! “Tea for Three” shares the hopes, fears, loves and insights of former First Ladies Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon and Betty Ford. We had the opportunity to catch up with Lida McGirr who plays Lady Bird Johnson and learn more about her connection with AFD.


What attracted you to T43 and your character, Lady Bird?

The attraction was the opportunity to perform. And the more I read and learn about Lady Bird, the more I admire her.


How has the COVID-19 pandemic changed your perception on the importance of live theatre?

It hasn’t; theater and storytelling is, and will always be, important, very important.


When and how did you first become involved with AFD?

I saw many a show there - was in the audience when the incomparable Jack Sweet fell off the stage (thank goodness he was fine) - and was thrilled when I was cast as Linda in “Death of a Salesman” - a role I would love to do again!


When not performing, what other activities do you participate in?

Weight training, cooking, reading, swimming, fishing, snorkeling, writing, painting, dancing. Looking forward to being able to travel again!


How has learning about (your character) impacted you?

Learning about this extremely bright, poised, strong and accomplished woman makes me glad I’m an actor so I can appear extremely bright, poised, strong and accomplished, at least for a night.


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