It's no secret Norman Lear has been directly and or indirectly responsible for the launch of many careers within the entertainment industry. The "family tree" was planted over 40 years ago and has never stopped growing.
The thought of seeing a one-person show always makes my heart sink a little. I feel as if I'll have to work for my pleasure instead of sitting back and surrendering to some grand, mindless entertainment. Still I go, and never expect what I often find.
Since we have officially begun the late-April through mid-May greeting card industry wind-up to M-Day, I thought it only fair to say a word on behalf of those for whom Mother's Day is actually Motherless Day.
Holland Taylor has delivered a labor of love in this one-woman show about Ann Richards, the governor of Texas. It's a credit to Taylor that we feel like we've spent some time with Richards and would like to know more. It's a shame that this pleasant diversion doesn't work better as theater.
Talking about her demanding and usually disapproving mother, Holland Taylor's Ann Richards remembers the old dame saying, "If we rest, we rust." Well, Richards fans and those who should be, there's no resting and no rusting here.