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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

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 PracticeTwo 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.

Cast

JAYNE ATKINSON

Ann Richards

SHERRI L. EDELEN

Ann Richards Understudy

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

Ann at Arena Stage
First look at Ann
Jayne Atkinson as Ann Richards in “Ann” running July 11 through August 11, 2019 at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Photo by Margot Schulman.
Jayne Atkinson as Ann Richards in “Ann” running July 11 through August 11, 2019 at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Photo by Margot Schulman.
Jayne Atkinson as Ann Richards in “Ann” running July 11 through August 11, 2019 at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Photo by Margot Schulman.
Jayne Atkinson as Ann Richards in “Ann” running July 11 through August 11, 2019 at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Photo by Margot Schulman.
Jayne Atkinson as Ann Richards in “Ann” running July 11 through August 11, 2019 at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Photo by Margot Schulman.

In The News

NBC 4

Jayne Atkinson chats about Ann at Arena Stage

Northwestern Magazine

A Shining Talent: Jayne Atkinson in Ann at Arena Stage

Broadway World

Jayne Atkinson takes on a Legend with Ann at Arena Stage

The Rogers Revue

Jayne Atkinson on Being Ann Richards

Theatre Washington

Take Ten with Jayne Atkinson

Forbes

Lessons For Today’s Careers From A Woman Who Changed History – Texas Governor Ann Richards

DCMTA

Kristen van Ginhoven talks directing Ann at Arena Stage

Washington Post

Jayne Atkinson brings Gov. Ann Richards back to exuberant life in Ann

TheaterMania

Photos Released From Ann, Starring Jayne Atkinson

Washington Blade

Late Texas Governor Ann Richards inspires actress Holland Taylor

Washington Post

Jayne Atkinson made it her ‘civic duty’ to honor Ann Richards with Arena Stage’s one-woman show

The Hill

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.”

WJLA

Jayne Atkinson takes the stage as legendary Texas Governor Ann Richards

Broadway World

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Arena Stage's Ann

Broadway World

Full cast and creative team announced for Ann

Playbill

Here's what's headed to Arena Stage for the 2019/20 Season

American Theatre

Ann Richards and Fidel Castro, players in Arena Stage’s 70th Season

Theatermania

Announcing Arena Stage's 70th Season

DC Metro Theater Arts

Arena Stage's 2019-20 Season is announced

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.

Southwest Night
Tuesday, July 16 at 7:30 p.m.