Allison Engel, Margaret Engel; dir: David Esbjornson.
A fiercely independent journalist and a born hell-raiser, Molly Ivins was a tireless advocate for social justice. Writing for publications such as The Texas Observer and The New York Times, Ivins was quick to lampoon corrupt government officials-and her wit and wisdom are celebrated in this inspiring one-woman show.
Critically-acclaimed Founding Artistic Director Tina Packer channels the indomitable Texan writer as she struggles to make sense of her relationship with her father. Written by two journalist sisters, Red Hot Patriot is rich with stories of Ivins' irreverent and inspirational newsroom antics, delving into her coverage of everything from the death of Elvis Presley to the incompetence of the Texas Legislature.
A champion for the people and a beer drinker to boot, Molly Ivins was a force to be reckoned with, and her larger-than life spirit shines in Tina Packer's performance. (At the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre)