By Margaret Engel and Allison Engel

Directed by Lara Toner Haddock

October 16 & 17 at 8 PM, Oct. 18 @ 5PM

Austin Playhouse kicks off its all virtual Ghostlight Season with Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins by Margaret Engel and Allison Engel, starring Austin Playhouse Company Member Cyndi Williams as the notorious journalist.


This acclaimed production captures the red-headed reporter’s unflinching character by weaving personal anecdotes with her colorful take on national politics. 

Red Hot Patriot is filled with Ivins’ sharp-tongued humor and the liberal Texas put-downs that entertainers like John Henry Faulk made famous. The show recounts Ivins’ political rants and personal reflections with a liberal dose of vigor and rowdiness.  

Red Hot Patriot is rated PG-13 and contains the "salty" language Ivins used so well.