Tony winner Elizabeth Ashley is Ann Richards in ANN at Arkansas Rep through Feb. 23

Two indomitable women. One inspiring, hilarious night.

Tony Award winner Elizabeth Ashley is the legendary Ann Richards in Holland Taylor’s Tony nominated play ANN, a no-holds-barred look at the brassy, blue governor who changed the face of Texas politics.

A woman who always had the right one-liners loaded and ready to fire, ANN is brought to vivid life in a tour-de-force performance by Tony Award-winner and Emmy and Golden Globe-nominee Elizabeth Ashley (Barefoot in the Park and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof on Broadway, “Evening Shade”, Netflix’s current hit “Russian Doll”) and directed by Drama Desk Award-winner Michael Wilson (The Best Man and The Trip to Bountiful on Broadway).

The creative team includes set design by Mike Nichols, costumes by Tony nominee David C. Woolard, lighting by Siobhan Sleath, sound design by Matt Otto, and wig design by Tony Honor recipient Paul Huntley.  Christina Pellegrini is the assistant director/dramaturg, and Luke H. Woods is the production stage manager.  Rep veteran Alanna Hamill Newton is the Ann Richards standby and plays Nancy Kohler, Richards’ longtime secretary.

Come sit a spell for this “frank, funny, and warm” (NY Times) story of an impassioned woman who enriched the lives of her followers, friends, and family…with all the charm, charisma, and persuasion that makes a politician good at her jobs.

After preview performances, ANN officially opens tonight. It runs through Sunday, February 23.