Red Haired Girl, 2019, One Act, 75 min.
Stockbroker Jo Mitchell seems to have it all: a successful career, an upscale apartment, and a revolving door of sexual conquests. When one of those conquests turns violent, however, it brings on an identity crisis that can only be resolved by seeking out the child she gave up after an affair with her university professor 20 years earlier—her long-lost red-haired girl
1st Workshop, May 2018
2nd Workshop, Sept. 2018
Public Staging, London ON, May 2019
This powerful performance pulls you in right from the first line. It’s the story of a woman who is either being interrogated or interviewed by a police detective. The entire play is her recounting the events that lead up to a man being killed and his son being blinded. While she tells the story, performers act out the scene she is describing. It’s unclear how involved the detective is, at times he only speaks to the protagonist and other times he interacts directly with the people in her story. The performers are amazing and paint rich, vivid characters. This is one you don’t want to miss.
Red Haired Girl has twists and turns that keep you involved until the end. Is all this possible from one family? Seeing is believing.
With its poignant writing and passionate acting, this moving story of The Red Haired Girl will keep you intrigued from the beginning until the end. I highly recommend experiencing this truly unique play about a woman named Jo, played by Regan Brown and her tumultuous search for the daughter she gave up as a teen. The accomplished cast plays robustly diverse characters as they skillfully weave you through a riveting story you will certainly never forget.
Regan Brown, Brian King. Stewart Bartlett, Mike Wisniowski, Jessica Bowmer, May Grehan, Risa Cohen, Julie C. Sheppard, Ballo Harideen,
Brothers. 1982, Two Acts
Video to come
The Only Theatre Co.
Toronto ON, July 1982