‘Red Hot Patriot’ returning to CRT

CREEDE—“Red Hot Patriot,” the dynamic one-woman show starring Rhonda Brown, returns to the Creede Repertory Theatre for two fundraising performances at the Ruth Humphreys Brown Theatre.

Patriot delves into the life of brassy Texas journalist Molly Ivins, whose sharp-tongued humor and unabashed liberal journalism skyrocketed her to the national stage in the 1970s.

According to Terry Eastland, president and CEO of The American Spectator, Ivins’s ”pithy assessments of politics and life at large crackle with broad Texas humor. Combining her talent for culling information with her razor-sharp wit, she throws a powerful knockout punch. Whether one agrees with her or not, Ivins’s pen pierces both the brain and the funny bone.”

Brown’s several turns as Ivins have garnered her glowing reviews both in Denver and Creede. After a sold-out performance at Creede Repertory Theatre in 2016, she will return to the stage for a two-night fundraising engagement for CRT. Tickets are $50 and will be catered by local favorite Arp’s Restaurant.

Written by Margaret Engle and Allison Engle, directed by Richard Pegg, and starring the award-winning Colorado powerhouse Rhonda Brown, Red Hot Patriot will perform Aug. 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Ruth Humphreys Brown Theatre (2nd and Main St., Creede). For tickets call 658-2540 or visit creederep.org

Caption: Rhonda Brown performs “Red Hot Patriot” at the Creede Repertory Theatre. Courtesy photo