Know Theatre of Cincinnati

Girl in the Red Corner

Step into the cage.

Unemployed, fresh off a dead-end marriage, and searching for a way to take control of her life, Halo walks into a gym and signs up for mixed martial arts lessons. Her trainer thinks she’s a light-weight. Her mother and sister think it’s just plain weird.

Very quickly the lessons she learns in the ring bleed into the rest of her life and Halo finds herself battling against everyone around her. As she prepares for her first match, Halo realizes that life inside the cage and outside the cage are disturbingly similar. And that the only way to survive either is to fight.

10 words or less: Warrior woman remakes herself and her world.

Rated: PG-13

Run Time: About 2 hours, including one 15 minute intermission.

Creative Team

Director: Tamara Winters
Fight Director: k Jenny Jones
Scenic & Lighting Designer: Andrew Hungerford
Costume Designer: Noelle Wedig-Johnston
Sound Designer: Doug Borntrager
Stage Manager: Meghan Winter
Technical Director: Nick Koehlke


Abi Esmena as Gina
Mindy Heithaus as Brinn
Jennifer Joplin* as Terry
Tess Talbot as Halo
Adam Tran as Warren

*Member of Actors Equity appearing under a Special Appearance Agreement.

Production Sponsor

Marilyn Scripps

Design Sponsor

Travis McElroy