Prudence with The Coen Brothers

The Coen Brothers

It was a thrill to work with the Coen Brothers on The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. They are such masters of their craft. Thirty years ago, I found out the address of their office. I knocked on the door and gave Ethan Coen my picture and resume and told him I wanted to be in one of his movies. Better late than never!

SOLO SHOWS

ALL UPCOMING SHOW DATES

VIDEOS

Hiding Anne Frank

Miep Gies was a 32 year old secretary in Otto Frank’s office when he asked her to to help him and his family hide from the Nazis. She immediately said yes. At great risk to her own life, she brought food and other supplies to the Franks on a daily basis for over two years. After the Franks were arrested, she saved Anne’s diary and later went to Gestapo Headquarters to try to buy the Franks’ freedom. Miep was knighted by Queen Juliana of the Netherlands and later attended the Academy Awards in 2010 where she won an Oscar for the film based on her book, Remembering Anne Frank. She was 100 years old.

The Secrets of a Mockingbird

Harper Lee, author of To Kill a Mockingbird, was of one of America’s most beloved but reclusive authors. In this  solo show, we learn of her close relationships with her father and her childhood friend,Truman Capote, until they both broke her heart. She never wrote another book. Until she did.

Agatha is Missing

Ace Detective, Miss Clarissa Marbles interrogates the audience as she tries to get to the bottom of the real-life disappearance of Agatha Christie in 1926. Gunshots ring out, screams are heard in the night and a rollicking good time is had by all in this fun-filled interactive murder mystery.

Willa Cather Her Life and Loves

Willa Cather, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, led a fascinating life during a time when women seldom had the opportunity to do so. Prudence Wright Holmes’ solo show takes us on her journey, from transgender teenager in 1880’s Nebraska, through college and her years as drama critic at the Pittsburgh Daily Leader, editor at McClure’s magazine, and successful author, through to her death in 1947. Cather met well-known writers like Theodore Dreiser and Mark Twain, and became part of the muckraking journalism movement which helped expose corrupt business practices in large corporations and led to anti-trust legislation. Her book “One of Ours” was her first best seller. It won a Pulitzer Prize, opening many doors for Cather and led to continued professional success for the rest of her life.

Bexley Oh!

Growing up in the epicenter of Nixon country is difficult for the hippie radical daughter of right wing parents whose world is turned upside down when their maid becomes a civil rights activist.

Future Show Dates

March 2, Ryan's Daughter, NYC- Agatha is Missing

March 12, The Manor Club, Pelham, NY- Agatha is Missing

March 21, Ashby Pond Club, Reston, Va- Agatha is Missing

March 23, Uniondale Library- The Secrets of a Mockingbird

March 25, Actors Equity, The Secrets of a Mockingbird

March 29, Warwick Library, Warwick, NY- Agatha is Missing

April 15, East Meadow Library, East Meadow ,NY- Hiding Anne Frank

April 17, Norwalk Library- The Secrets of a Mockingbird

June 5, Fox Hill Club, Westwood, Mass- Willa Cather

July 17, Norwalk Library- Hiding Anne Frank

July 16, 19 and 24,  59 E 59th St- Agatha Is Missing

July 29-August 27, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland- Agatha is Missing

Past Show Locations

The Cornelia Street Cafe, NYC

The 12th Night Club NYC

The Suffern Library, Suffern, NY

The Ossining Library, Ossining, NY

The New City Library, New City, NY

The Circle of Friends, Myrtle Beach, SC

The Kelsey Theatre, Princeton Junction, NJ

East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

Bloomingdale Library, New York, NY

Brightwater, Myrtle Beach, SC

Bishop Gadsden 55+ Community, Charleston, SC

East Meadow Library, East Meadow, NY

Mount Laurel Library, Mount Laurel, NJ

Lansdowne Woods, Lansdowne, VA

Shelter Rock Library, Albertson, NY

APAP Convention 2018, New York, NY

Ashby Pond Theatre, Ashburn,Virginia

Litchfield Library, Litchfield , CT

Ellington Room, Manhattan Plaza NYC

East Meadow Library, East Meadow, NY

Ellington Room, Manhattan Plaza ,NYC

Jericho Library, Jericho, NY

Mahwah Library, Mahwah, NJ

Newbridge on the Charles, Newton, Mass

Long Beach Library, Long Beach, NY

Four Seasons Promenade, Warren, NJ

Four Seasons Little Egg Harbor, Tuckerton, NJ

Cornelia St. Cafe, New York, NY

Ossining Library, Ossining, NY

Mt Laurel Library, Mt. Laurel, NJ

Lansdowne Woods, Lansdowne, VA

The Shenandoah Lodge, Lake Frederick, VA

The Norwalk Library, Norwalk, CT

The Irvington Library, Irvington, NY

Brightwater, Myrtle Beach, SC

The Circle of Friends, Myrtle Beach, SC

Bishop Gadsden Community, Charleston, SC

Stagecoach Theatre, Ashburn, VA

Meridan Library, Meridan, CT

Ft. Hamilton Theatre, Brooklyn, NY

Suffern Library, Suffern, NY

New City Library, New City, NY

59 E. 59th St Theatre, New York, NY

Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland

West Milford Library, West Milford, NY

Testimonials

“You’re in the hands of a master storyteller … she is clearly a performer to watch …”
– Associated Press

"absorbing" –NY Times
 
"Prudence Wright Holmes was very good.A winning performance." New York Daily News
 
"Prudence Wright Holmes is outstanding" Backstage