by Robert Hewett
directed by Eleanor Holdridge
Every action has a reaction.
One crime has many points of view. One moment of passion alters several lives forever. One gifted performer plays seven very different roles in this international hit. After Rhonda Russell’s husband leaves her, she suspects him of cheating. Overwhelmed with emotion, she takes matters into her own hands and everyone pays the price in this captivatingly brilliant and heartfelt play about loss and ultimate redemption.
The title The Blonde, the Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead, aptly describes the three main characters in Triad Stage’s current production of Australian playwright Robert Hewett’s 2004 one-woman show. They include the spurned middle-aged wife Rhonda Russell, a redhead incited to a murderous rage by her brunette neighbor and best friend Lynette, who cruelly clues in the clueless Rhonda that her husband Graham is a notorious horndog who is currently having a not-so-secret affair with a young blonde Russian beauty named Tanya, who works in a discount jewelry store at a nearby mall.