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Boise Contemporary Reading Series

Monday, July 26th 2021 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm

If you loved ANN, join us for a companion piece, RED HOT PATRIOT: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins, starring Lynn Allison Hofflund, on July 26th at the Idaho Botanical Garden.

Gates will open at 6 p.m and the show will start at 7 p.m.

Join us for a reading in the garden of Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins. This is the story of the unsinkable Molly Ivins, the famously brassy newspaper columnist and best-selling author. A true Texas original, Ivins was a sharp-tongued wit who skewered the political establishment and the “good ol’ boys” with her unforgettable humor and wisdom. Our 5×5 reading and subsequent radio play of ANN, about Texas Governor Ann Richards, proved so popular that we decided BCT audiences would enjoy a visit with another real-life powerhouse from the same time period. There is a familiar cast of characters, the same bawdy Texas humor, and Ivins’ singular insights into the politics, journalism and social expectations of her time.  And who better to bring yet another Texas visionary to the stage than the incomparable Lynn Allison Hofflund?  

Join us for a RED HOT evening of theater. But don’t worry – even if the temperature is high, the garden offers plentiful shade and the joy of gathering together again. Previous readings have sold out, so get your tickets now!

What a delight to encounter once again the wit and wisdom of the late newspaper columnist Molly Ivins, who never met a politician she couldn’t skewer with her salty satire. – LA TIMES

If you’re looking for an entertaining piece of theater that will leave you both laughing and pondering your own place on the political map, go see Red Hot Patriot. – The Arts Fuse, Boston

Get your tickets here