"Daisy Foote's simple drama has a quiet strength and ineffable melancholy that builds with every minute..."
"The strength of When They Speak of Rita is the language. As a writer Foote distances her lines from metaphors; the story she tells is deeply rooted in reality. The fact that Foote succeeds in finding lyricism and beauty in what may seem to be the mundane today serves her as a tool to turn the daily in to the intriguing.
"Daisy Foote, daughter of playwright Horton Foote, displays the same richly humanistic concerns as her venerable father in When They Speak of Rita ... unassuming, slice-of-life material with absolute truthfulness."
"Critic's Pick: The play is much deeper than the kitchen sink that is at its center, and it tears painfuly at the heart; it encompasses unplumbable problems of communication, need, and selfhood. Kudos to Foote for not providing any easy answers."
"Effective kitchen drama... All the characters are skillfully drawn...the play is persuasive in evoking an environment where emotional strictures are inviolable... You end up caring about these people..."
"Horton's daughter Daisy blossoms as her play 'Rita' speaks to small-town drama..."
"Daisy Foote's simple drama has a quiet strength and ineffable melancholy that builds with every minute... In its concentration on character and simple details, and use of sudden offstage plot twists, the play shares a lot with the work of her father, Horton Foote... It seems to be a Foote-family cause to further the life of the well-made play, free of pretension or structural gimmickry."