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ANN is a play with Emmy® Award-winning stage and screen actress Holland Taylor.
A hilarious and touching evening of theater celebrating a beloved daughter of Texas, Taylor hopes ANN will “bring a magical touch to the past and the present, swirling them together as only the theater can do, and leaving the audience with an enhanced sense not only of a person and a time, but of themselves.”
ANN began as the “project” of an ordinary fan, someone who had, like most people, happily admired the Governor from afar. But writing the play became a journey impossibly rich—a quest to understand what it was about this down-home and fun woman—housewife, mother, grandmother and Governor of Texas—that affected so many people so deeply.
The New Yorker has called Holland Taylor “the first vaudeville Gentile we ever saw.” A veteran of the stage, Hollywood, and television, her long list of credits includes Baby Mama, Legally Blonde, Romancing the Stone, The Practice, and, currently, CBS’s top-rated Two and a Half Men. Her New York stage performances include Bess in Breakfast with Les and Bess, the original productions of Butley opposite Alan Bates, and A.R. Gurney’s The Cocktail Hour. Holland is active at the Stella Adler Schools, and has given talks about the work and cultural contribution of this great teacher.
“A MUST SEE! PERFECT PERFORMANCE! A richly funny and sensitive testimony of this multilayered trailblazer.”
- WGN TV, Radio
“Texas’s White-Hot Mama! Holland Taylor captures the governor’s sly humor, talent for intimacy, and knack for getting her way.”
“Highly recommended! Holland Taylor sparkles in a tour de force performance!”
- Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times
“A BRAVURA PERFORMANCE! A formidable piece of acting that’s very enjoyable to watch!”
- Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune
“I was astounded by the performance. It was brilliant. I loved it!”
- Rosie O’Donnell
“VERY FUNNY! A remarkably realistic embodiment of the late Texas Governor”
- Peter Marks, The Washington Post
“***** (Five Stars!) Brilliantly written, Hysterical!”
- Maryland Theatre Guide
“A truly unforgettable character”
“A MUST SEE! A true tour-de-force with Phenomenal humor, strength and warmth.”
- Fox News