Category Archives : Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins


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In preparation for rehearsals of this play, actor Steve Vinovich and I toured the LBJ Ranch, and in the visitors center by Johnson’s home there is a display with TV’s that cover the significant events in LBJ’s life and the legacy of his administration.  The last TV features footage of […]

Director’s Notes: All The Way


What's being called a "red hot" play makes its way to Austin in November. "Red Hot Patriot" will be back for its second run at ZACH Theatre. The one-woman play features Barbara Chisholm playing the role of Molly Ivins. Chisholm was voted Best Actress by the Austin Chronicle and her work has spanned over 20 years. She joined KVUE to talk about her performance.

RED HOT PATRIOT is Just That: “Red Hot!”


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It is pretty kick-ass that ZACH Theatre brought a brand new staging of Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins to the intimate, in-the-round Whisenhunt Stage, offering Austin an up-close-and-personal look at the life, wit, humor and wisdom of Texas journalist Molly Ivins. Here are some photos from […]

New Photos: RED HOT PATRIOT: THE KICK-ASS WIT OF MOLLY ...







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Austin's theatre is proud to have a hometown hero playing another hometown hero live on stage in RED HOT PATRIOT: THE KICK-ASS WIT OF MOLLY IVINS. Actress Barbara Chisholm stars as the no-holds-barred Texas journalist Molly Ivins. Here are some photos from the show, courtesy of ZACH Theatre photographer Kirk R. Tuck ...

Photos: RED HOT PATRIOT – Live at ZACH Theatre


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Red Hot Patriot Director David Esbjornson, who directs James Earl Jones and Vanessa Redgrave in Driving Miss Daisy on Broadway, is doing a kick-ass job directing actress Barbara Chisholm in New York this week for the Texas premiere of Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins -- which opens on ZACH Theatre's Kleberg Stage in three very short weeks. Barbara has a lot to say about her New York experience, and can't wait to be back home in Austin to toast the town, the show and Molly Ivins herself on Champagne Opening Night

Molly Ivins: It’s getting hot in here …