Twelve ESU members and guests attended the 10th Annual Taking Tea with Shakespeare & Friends on April 21, 2013. This is the third year ESU has participated in the fundraiser for the Daughters of the British Empire. It was sponsored by The Leawood Stage Company, The Barn Players and the Magna Carta and Royal Arms Chapters of the DBE. A delightful afternoon tea was served and Barn Players Theatre actors performed scenes from Hamlet including a sword fight scene. Arriving guests were greeted with live music, Highland dancing and displays of the sponsoring groups. A silent auction, raffles and door prizes added to the ambience of the afternoon in honor of the Bard's birthday and also Queen Elizabeth II's actual birthday was on the day of this tea also.