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LA Stage Company’s ‘Ann’ closes with Sunday matinee

The second production in Los Altos Stage Company’s virtual mini season, Holland Taylor’s “Ann,” is set to close this weekend.

Judith Miller

The one-actor play is a comedic tribute to former Texas Gov. Ann Richards, known for her wit and passion for fair play. Described as neither partisan nor political, Taylor’s imagined play aims to reveal a complex and colorful character who has inspired many. It delves into Richards’ skills as a leader, along with her dedication to being a loving mother and grandmother.

Judith Miller plays the title role and LASC executive artistic director Gary Landis directs the 110-minute play. Miller, an award-winning Bay Area actress, was most recently seen on the LASC stage as Ma Joad in “The Grapes of Wrath” and as Roberta in “Admissions.” She also has performed at San Jose Stage Company, Palo Alto Players, Pear Theatre, Dragon Theatre Productions and other theaters in the region.

“Ann” will be performed live at Bus Barn Theater while following all required protocols and with the consent of Santa Clara County, according to managing director Ed Sengstack. In a press release, he said the play “will include all the bells and whistles of a fully designed production.” Livestreamed with five cameras, “Ann” will be staged on a newly-constructed set, with lighting, sound, props and costuming.

Performances are slated 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets to livestream “Ann” are $20 per device.

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