Special Program: An Evening With Kathleen Turner
Wednesday, Aug. 15, at 7 p.m. (doors open 6 p.m.)
Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Kathleen Turner, award-winning actress; and Margaret Engel, playwright, "Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins"
$20, general public; $10, Newseum and Arena Stage members
Available at the Newseum admission desk and newseum.org
Academy Award and Tony Award-nominee Kathleen Turner will appear in a special program at the Newseum to talk about her role as legendary newspaper columnist Molly Ivins in the play "Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins." The play opens Aug. 23 at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C.
Turner will be joined by Margaret Engel, who co-wrote the play with her twin sister Allison. Engel, is a former Washington Post
reporter and former managing editor of the Newseum.
"Red Hot Patriot" is a one-woman show about Ivins that combines personal anecdotes with her take on the world of politics. Ivins, who died in 2007, was a liberal political humorist for The Texas Observer
, the Dallas Times Herald
and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram
. She skewered the political establishment and mocked politicians with a sharp wit that made her one of America's highest-regarded columnists.