“Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins” with Kathleen Turner
Join the National Press Club Journalism Institute at Arena Stage for an evening of theater and a private conversation after the performance with Academy Award nominee Kathleen Turner. Light refreshments will be served.
Turner brings her sizzling blend of sensuality and intelligence to the bravado of newspaper columnist Molly Ivins. A dyed-in-the-wool liberal from deep in the heart of Texas, Ivins’ rapier wit made her one of America’s highest-regarded columnists, satirists and beloved rabble-rousers. The incomparable Turner “excels” (Variety) in this searing, 75-minute show that weaves personal anecdotes and a humorous look at our national pastime – politics.
Authors of the play are twin sisters Margaret and Allison Engel, both journalists by trade. Margaret Engel directs the Alicia Patterson Journalism Foundation, was the managing editor of the Newseum and was a reporter for the Washington Post. Allison Engel has been a reporter for the Des Moines Tribune, San Jose Mercury and Pacific News Service.
Tickets are $150 each for NPC members and $175 for all non-members, and include the post-performance event with Turner, as well as light refreshments.
The event is a fund raiser for the Club’s non-profit Journalism Institute.
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The National Press Club
The National Press Club, a private club for journalists and communications professionals, has been a Washington institution for more than a century. It is also a world-class conference and meeting facility that hosts thousands of events each year for sophisticated clients from around the globe. And while these are the Club’s functions, its mission is to be The World’s Leading Professional Organization for Journalists. It is a social and business organization dedicated to supporting the ongoing improvement of the profession of journalism.