Kathleen Turner as Molly Ivins in Philly

Posted on 29 Mar 2010 at 2:34pm

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The current issue of Philadelphia Gay News has an interview with Kathleen Turner about her upcoming turn as Texas icon Molly Ivins in Philadelphia Theatre Company’s world premiere of “Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins.”

You can read the interview for yourself here.

In the interview, Turner talks about having known Ivins personally and says that she wanted to honor the fiery liberal columnist who died in 2007 of breast cancer. She says she met Ivins through her (Turner’s) work with People for the American Way, but that she got to know Ivins “because [former Texas Gov. Ann Richards used to live in my building. I would meet those ladies in the lobby and they would drag me up to their apartment and tell me stories.”

Well, I don’t know about you, but I can think of few things more entertaining than sitting around with Kathleen Turner and listening to Molly Ivins and Ann Richards tell stories!

Unfortunately, there are no plans at this time for Turner to perform the show here in Ivins’ home state. Maybe we can launch a letter-writing campaign and get her to come to Dallas or Fort Worth and do the show? What do you think?

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