Prudence Wright Holmes will perform her one-person show “Secrets of a Mockingbird” Thursday, March 30, at 5 pm. This Passport event will be presented in Speight Auditorium, Room 1220, in the Jenkins Fine Arts Building and will be followed by a discussion with the actor.
Harper Lee, author of To Kill a Mockingbird, was of one of America’s most beloved but reclusive authors. In this solo show, Holmes plays Harper Lee as well as the writer’s father; her African American housekeeper, Hattie Belle; her childhood best friend, Truman Capote; her editor, Tay Hohoff; and many others. Through these characterizations, the audience will confront racism in a powerful and moving way.
Holmes has appeared in the films Sister Act I and II with Whoopi Goldberg, Kingpin with Woody Harrelson, After.Life with Liam Neeson, and God’s Pocket with Philip Seymour Hoffman. On Broadway, she appeared in Happy End with Meryl Streep, Lettice and Lovage with Maggie Smith, and Inherit the Wind with George C. Scott.
Co-sponsors of the event are ECU’s Women’s Studies / Gender Studies Program, Department of English, Rives Chair in Southern Literature, School of Art and Design, Department of History, and Ethnic Studies. Passport Wellness dimensions are intellectual and social.
Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) should contact the Department for Disability Support Services at least 48 hours prior to the event at 252.737.1016 (Voice/TTY).
For more information, please contact Dr. Cheryl Dudasik-Wiggs (firstname.lastname@example.org).
This event is free and open to the public