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Ann

  • Credits

    Written by Holland Taylor
    Directed by Kristen Van Ginhoven
    In Association with Dallas Theater Center

  • Location

    Kreeger Theater

“Deeply affectionate ... clever tribute”

 USA Today

Punchline-packed speeches reveal the feisty and unadulterated life of legendary Texas Governor Ann Richards. Written by Emmy Award-winning actress and writer Holland Taylor (The Practice, Two and a Half Men), Ann is a comical and inspiring production based on the colorful and complex woman whose sense of humor was bigger than the state which she represented. Jayne Atkinson (House of Cards, Criminal Minds) reprises her well-received performance in this intimate, no-holds-barred comedy chronicling 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.

Cast

JAYNE ATKINSON

Ann Richards

Creative

HOLLAND TAYLOR

Playwright

KRISTEN VAN GINHOVEN

Director

JULIANA VON HAUBRICH

Set Designer

JESS GOLDSTEIN

Costume Designer

ANDI LYONS

Lighting Designer

M.L. DOGG

Sound Designer

PAUL HUNTLEY

Wig Designer

ANNA BARANSKI

Stage Manager

MARNE ANDERSON

Assistant Stage Manager

Multimedia

First look at Ann
Jayne Atkinson as Ann Richards in “Ann.” Photo by David Dashiell. Courtesy of WAM Theatre.
Jayne Atkinson as Ann Richards in “Ann.” Photo by David Dashiell. Courtesy of WAM Theatre.
Jayne Atkinson as Ann Richards in “Ann.” Photo by David Dashiell. Courtesy of WAM Theatre.
Jayne Atkinson as Ann Richards in “Ann.” Photo by David Dashiell. Courtesy of WAM Theatre.
Jayne Atkinson as Ann Richards in “Ann.” Photo by David Dashiell. Courtesy of WAM Theatre.
Jayne Atkinson as Ann Richards in “Ann.” Photo by David Dashiell. Courtesy of WAM Theatre.

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Accessible Performances

Closed Captioning
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Open Captioning
Wednesday, August 7 at 7:30 p.m.

Audio Described
Saturday, August 10 at 2 p.m.

 

Events

Post-Show Discussions
Thursday, July 25 at 8 p.m.
Tuesday, August 6 at 7:30 p.m.