Austin Playhouse kicks off its all virtual Ghostlight Season with Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins by Margaret Engel and Allison Engel, starring Austin Playhouse Company Member Cyndi Williams as the notorious journalist. This acclaimed production captures the red-headed reporter’s unflinching character by weaving personal anecdotes with her colorful take on national politics. Red Hot Patriot runs October 16-18, 2020
Molly Ivins was a sharp-witted Texan political journalist and best-selling author of Bushwhacked, an in-depth analysis of the George W. Bush Administration. She began her journalism career in 1967 at the Minneapolis Tribune, where she became the first female police reporter at the paper. She then became editor of the liberal biweekly magazine The Texas Observer in the early 1970s. From there, Ivins worked at the New York Times from 1976-1982 before spending ten years with the Dallas Times Herald. Molly Ivins was a brassy Texan reporter and became the most widely-read self-proclaimed “pain in the ass to whatever powers come to be.”
Red Hot Patriot is filled with Ivins’ sharp-tongued humor and the liberal Texas put-downs that entertainers like John Henry Faulk made famous. The show recounts Ivins’ political rants and personal reflections with a liberal dose of vigor and rowdiness.
Red Hot Patriot is rated PG-13 and contains the "salty" Ivins used so well.
A private livestream link will be emailed to ticket holders 24 hours prior to the performance.
As this is a virtual event, only one ticket is needed per screen!