Conversation and History at The Playhouse

Holland Taylor and Cecile Richards, actress and daughter, talk about ‘Ann’
By CYNTHIA YANG, Weekendr Staff Writer
Published on Mar 22, 2022

Actress Holland Taylor (left) and Cecile Richards, the daughter of former Texas Governor Ann Richards. [Taylor photo by Kristin Dos Santos. Richards photo courtesy of Planned Parenthood Federation of America]

Conversation and history will take center stage at the Pasadena Playhouse on April 10, as Cecile Richards, the daughter of former Texas Governor Ann Richards, joins actress/director Holland Taylor for a live conversation on leadership, legacy and creating change.

Cecile is the co-founder of Supermajority, co-chair of American Bridge, and the former President of Planned Parenthood. Taylor portrays Cecile’s groundbreaking mother, Ann, in the Pasadena Playhouse’s production of ‘Ann,’ running through April 24. Taylor also wrote the production.

After beginning her career as a labor organizer, working with women earning the minimum wage, Cecile went on to found her own grassroots organizations, and later served as Deputy Chief of Staff to House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi. She is a frequent speaker and commentator on politics and progressive issues.

Holland Taylor has been a regular fixture of stage and screen for over four decades.

In 2020, she appeared in several notable projects. She received an Emmy nomination for her work in Ryan Murphy’s Netflix series, “Hollywood,” opposite Patti LuPone, Dylan McDermott, Jim Parsons, and Darren Criss.

She also had a major supporting turn in the feature film, “Bill & Ted Face the Music,” the latest installment in the cult classic film series, in which she stars as “The Great Leader” opposite Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter, reprising their iconic performances.

“In Conversation: Cecile Richards & Holland Taylor”at the Pasadena Playhouse. Tickets are available at, by phone at (626) 356-7529, and at the box office at 39 South El Molino Avenue, Pasadena, CA. The event will also be available to live stream for free at

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