FIREHOUSE THEATRE to produce Holland Taylor’s ANN

By | July 12, 2020

Just in time for what may be the most important election of our time, Firehouse Theatre is pleased to announce the dates for its Richmond premiere of Holland Taylor’s ANN. The one-woman show features Jacqueline Jones in the role of Ann Richards, who was a revolutionary figure in American politics. Performances begin Wednesday, September 16 and run thru Sunday, October 11, 2020. The full performance schedule is listed below.

Holland Taylor’s script is an in-depth, humorous, topical, and affectionate portrait of Ann Richards. The play illustrates why Richards was a revolutionary figure in American politics. She was the first female Democratic governor of Texas and was a powerful voice in the pro-choice and women’s rights movements. She came to national attention when she gave the keynote address at the 1988 Democratic Convention. Richards passed away in 2006 and is remembered for her sharp wit and her advocacy for the inclusion of underrepresented populations in government. One of Richards’ most passionate beliefs was that democracy depended on everyone voting and actively participating in manifesting the ideals of equality and justice for all.

Firehouse will continue its practice of contactless theatre for the run of ANN that it established during its one-person production of THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY that opened the theatre’s SEASON OF DISCOVERY. Performances will be limited to 2, 4, or 6 audience members at each show, and select performances will be live-streamed.

ANN
by Holland Taylor

Performers:
Jacqueline Jones – Ann Richards
Erica Hughes – Nancy Kohler

Production Team:
Director – Billy Christopher Maupin
Costume Designer – Ruth Hedberg
Lighting and Sound Designer – Todd Labelle
Dialect Coach – Erica Hughes
Stage Managers – Morgan Lea Palmer, Grace Brown

Performance Schedule:
Wed, Sept 16 @ 2pm (capacity of 2)
Thu, Sept 17 @ 7:30pm (capacity of 4)
Sat, Sept 19 @ 7:30pm (capacity of 4)
Wed, Sept 23 @ 2pm (capacity of 2)
Thu, Sept 24 @ 7:30pm (capacity of 4)
Fri, Sept 25 @ 7:30pm (capacity of 4)
Sat, Sept 26 @ 7:30pm (capacity of 4)
Wed, Sept 30 @ 2pm* (capacity of 2)
Thu, Oct 1 @ 7:30pm (capacity of 4)
Fri, Oct 2 @ 7:30pm (capacity of 6)
Sat, Oct 3 @ 7:30pm* (capacity of 6)
Sun, Oct 4 @ 4pm (capacity of 4)
Wed, Oct 7 @ 2pm (capacity of 2)
Thu, Oct 8 @ 7:30pm (capacity of 4)
Fri, Oct 9 @ 7:30pm (capacity of 6)
Sat, Oct 10 @ 7:30pm (capacity of 6)
Sun, Oct 11 @ 4pm (capacity of 4)
*live-streamed performances (capacities are for the performances at Firehouse, not the stream)

Tickets:
$30 suggested donation / pay what you will
to reserve tickets for the live performances at Firehouse go to https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040c44a5a828a7ff2-ann
to sign up for one of the two live streamed performance go to
https://forms.gle/dnmhhqXGcjXvs1BLA
or call 804.355.2001

schedule and personnel subject to change

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