Regardless of whether you’ve heard of Ann Richards, this inspiring and hilarious comedy is certain to be a success. After playing to sold-out crowds in Texas, Ann won critical acclaim in Chicago and at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Written and performed by Holland Taylor, who most may know from the hit CBS show "Two and a Half Men", the play has been called "a true tour-de-force with phenomenal humor, strength and warmth. A must see!" by Fox News.
Of the play, Holland Taylor said in a statement, "I was compelled to write this play…During the darkest hours of trying to shape a mountain of material, in a daydream I would see Ann in the fifth row, beaming happily and elbowing our mutual old friend, Liz Smith. Four years of work later, I have made a journey I could never have imagined."
Legendary Texas governor Ann Richards is profiled in this inspirational play detailing the intimate moments of Ann's life. The 45th Governor of Texas, Ann served from 1991 to 1995; she was the second female governor ever to be elected in the state. Ann rose to national attention after she delivered the keynote address at the 1988 Democratic National Convention, where she famously lambasted then-president George Bush Sr. The speech set the tone for her political future.