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Ann

Emmy Award–winning stage and screen actress Holland Taylor (Two and a Half Men) brings audiences a hilarious, inspiring, and no-holds-barred look at Ann Richards, the unforgettable Governor of the Lone Star State.

  • Saturday, December 17, 2011 - Sunday, January 15, 2012
  • Eisenhower Theater
  • Approx. 2 hours
  • $54.00 - $95.00
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About

Everything is bigger in Texas. For the late Texas Governor Ann Richards, that maxim held true not only for her huge character and heart, but also her wit and hairdo. Now, Emmy Award–winning stage and screen actress Holland Taylor (Two and a Half Men) brings audiences Ann, a hilarious, inspiring, and no-holds-barred look at the unforgettable Governor of the Lone Star State. Taylor wrote the play as a way to take the audience on a journey, swirling together the past and present to reunite Ann Richards with old friends and introduce her to a new generation.
 
A veteran of the stage, Hollywood, and television whom Broadway critic John Simon calls "one of the very few utterly graceful, attractive, elegant, and technically accomplished actresses in our theater," Holland Taylor brings the audience face to face with a complex, colorful, and captivating character. According to the Dallas Morning News, when Richards's daughter Cecile learned the actress would portray her mother in a new play, she offered an instant judgment: "Perfect."

The San Antonio Express raved, "It was as if Ann, with her silver helmet of hair, gleaming white suit, and strong swagger, were suddenly raised from the dead." More than that, Taylor channels Ann's razor-sharp wit to tell this heartfelt story of a personal hero, a leader who actually believed she could empower, expand, and enrich the lives of her constituents.

Performance Timing:  Act One - 60 min.; Intermission - 15 min.; Act Two - 50 min.

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Watch and Listen

An Invitation to “Ann” from Holland Taylor

Holland Taylor describes the process of writing "Ann."

Holland Taylor discusses how the "Ann" script continually changes.

Holland Taylor discusses the creation of the play "Ann."

Holland Taylor discusses which acting medium she enjoys most.

Holland Taylor in "Ann"

Holland Taylor on meeting Ann Richards.

Holland Taylor on the meaning of her play "Ann."

Holland Taylor on working with Stella Adler.

In Conversation: Holland Taylor (Full Interview)

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