Red Haired Girl

A freshman student is seduced by her Professor and forced by her mother to give up the resulting baby girl. Years later, she discovers that he secretly adopted the baby himself a then lied about its gender, resulting in her dating her own son. When the truth is finally revealed, there are casualties on both sides. A play about a woman's right to control her own body, and the long term harms that can result...
A freshman student is seduced by her Professor and forced by her mother to give up the resulting baby girl. Years later, she discovers that he secretly adopted the baby himself a then lied about its gender, resulting in her dating her own son. When the truth is finally revealed, there are casualties on both sides. A play about a woman's right to control her own body, and the long term harms that can result when that is not the case.
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Red Haired Girl

Character Information

  • Jo Mitchell
    42,
    Caucasian
    ,
    Female
    A hard-nosed Wall Street broker with a deep dark secret.
  • Alan Richmond
    40 and 60,
    Caucasian
    ,
    Male
    NYU Psychology Professor, charismatic.
  • Ham (Edward) Hammerstein
    23,
    Caucasian
    ,
    Male
    Actor and barista. Love interest of Jo, son of Alan and Ellie.
  • Ellie Hammerstein
    40 and 60,
    Caucasian
    ,
    Female
    A bestselling author and magazine editor, with a wild streak. Married to Alan.
  • Carly Coombs
    23,
    Caucasian
    ,
    Female
    Student. Youthful, acquired English accent. Adopted daughter of Arnie and June.
  • Violet Mitchell
    19,
    Caucasian
    ,
    Female
    Jo as a teenager. Quiet and trusting, interested in people.
  • Holly Mitchell
    35,
    Caucasian
    ,
    Female
    Small town religiously Christian mother of Jo.
  • June Coombs
    40 and 60,
    Caucasian
    ,
    Female
    Betty White-ish best friend of Ellie, married to Arnie.
  • Arnie Coombs
    40 and 60,
    African American / Black
    ,
    Male
    Macho, fatherly colleague of Alan's, married to June.
  • Detective Ross
    27-50,
    Any
    ,
    Male
    Tattooed, hip police detective.
  • James
    25,
    Any Race/Ethnicity
    ,
    (assigned male at birth - plot relevant) Male
    Hot shot stockbroker, Alpha.
  • Doctor
    33,
    Any
    ,
    Any (but probably Female)
    Fertility doctor.

Development History

  • Workshop
    ,
    Mitch Moldofsky
    ,
    2019
  • Workshop
    ,
    Mitch Moldofsky
    ,
    2018
  • Workshop
    ,
    Mitch Moldofsky
    ,
    2018