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.
NY Times – “absorbing”
… the … hero of these two stories is Ms.Holmes herself, who, in her version of things, was born a subversive and managed to grow up in this stifling household unmarked [by] its values. You’re on her side………
her understated performance is the play’s secret weapon.
…she is clearly a performer to watch…
…the droll twist of her thin smile and the wicked twinkle in her eye promise comedy tonight.
…it’s clear she has a gift for understated character comedy.
From The NY Post
A clever narrator makes her childhood memories a grotesquely funny portrait of a society in decay in “Bexley, OH,” now at the New York Theatre Workshop.
Prudence Wright Holmes delivers with wry wit and compassionate cruelty this picture of the prim, Protestant Ohio suburb in the ’50s and ’60s.