Pasadena Playhouse presents Ann

Feb 24, 2022
Ann at Pasadena Playhouse

Pasadena Playhouse presents the West Coast premiere of Ann - written by and starring Holland Taylor and directed by Benjamin Endsley Klein from March 22 through April 24. Tough as nails. Funny as hell. Emmy-winning and Tony-nominated Holland Taylor (The Chair, Hollywood, Two and a Half Men) brings the legendary Ann Richards to the stage for the last time in this dynamo Tony-nominated performance that captures the fire, heart, and brains of Ann herself. Ann's down home charm and passion for fair play fuel her uncanny leadership and capacity for caring. Always ready with a laugh out loud zinger or a telling observation, this superstar in Texas politics ultimately became a national figure. A vividly remembered force of nature, Ann continues to inspire us still.

Holland Taylor (Playwright and Performer) has been a regular fixture of stage and screen for over four decades.

In 2020 she appeared in several notable projects. She received an Emmy nomination for her work in Ryan Murphy's global hit limited series, Hollywood, opposite Patti LuPone, Dylan McDermott, Jim Parsons, and Darren Criss, which premiered on Netflix on May 1, 2020. Holland plays veteran studio executive 'Ellen Kincaid', whom she imbues with the sort of charm, moxie, and quiet power necessary to combat the rigged Golden Age studio system that the series reimagines.

She also had a major supporting turn in the feature film, Bill & Ted Face the Music, the latest installment in the cult classic film series, in which she stars as 'The Great Leader' opposite Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter, reprising their iconic performances.