An Indomitable Icon
July 11 – August 11, 2019
Written by Holland Taylor
Directed by Kristen Van Ginhoven
In Association with Dallas Theater Center
“Deeply affectionate ... clever tribute”
The feisty and unadulterated life of legendary Texas Governor Ann Richards is revealed in a stunning performance written by Emmy Award-winning actress and writer Holland Taylor (The Practice, Two and a Half Men). Now an icon, both heroic and hilarious, Ann Richards is profoundly inspiring. While her leadership as a woman couldn’t be more timely, she remains truly a woman for all seasons. Jayne Atkinson (House of Cards, Criminal Minds) reprises her well-received role in this intimate chronicle of Richards’ legacy and how she was determined to make her mark on the world. “Frank, funny and warm” (New York Times), Ann is a captivating tribute to Richards’ life as an activist, politician and feminist champion.
Ann is generously sponsored by Decker Anstrom and Sherry Hiemstra.
Ann runs approximately one hour and 35 minutes with one 15-minute intermission.
SHERRI L. EDELEN
KRISTEN VAN GINHOVEN
JULIANA VON HAUBRICH
In The News
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Jayne Atkinson brings Gov. Ann Richards back to exuberant life in Ann
Late Texas Governor Ann Richards inspires actress Holland Taylor
Jayne Atkinson made it her ‘civic duty’ to honor Ann Richards with Arena Stage’s one-woman show
Political actress Jayne Atkinson doesn't rule out real-life campaign bid
DC Theatre Scene
Jayne Atkinson is playing Governor Ann Richards: “If she was alive today, she’d say we have to stop whining and start participating.”
Jayne Atkinson takes the stage as legendary Texas Governor Ann Richards
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