starring Carol Adams
directed by Susan Coromel
Blonde Poison is a one-woman, 90-minute show that explores the Holocaust from a very different perspective. This true story explores the life of Stella Goldschlag, a German Jew, who collaborated with the Nazis to betray 3,000 fellow Jews to the death camps.
"It is not a typical black and white account of the Holocaust. It is not easily digestible and audiences will not walk away unaffected. You will engage in dialogue about this. But perhaps more so than other Holocaust stories, you will be forced to look at all sides, and you will have to ask yourself the ultimate question ‘What would I have done?’” -- Sussex Jewish News
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5 STARS (Statesman Journal)
4 STARS (2016 Orlando Fringe)
BEST OF FRINGE (2016 SF Fringe)
SOLD OUT (Verona Studio & SF Fringe)
"I was captivated by the story and the character; with every pause you took, I was eager to know more."
"Mesmerizing -- a transcendent performance."
"Sensational. Words seem inadequate."
"A challenging, untypical female lead portraying
a range of feelings... you were captivating."
"You captured the heart and attention of the
audience for the entire performance."
"Blonde Poison is a very powerful and moving piece.... Carol Adams-the-actress beautifully portrays Stella Goldschlag-the-actress."
Michael Freeman, Freeline Media
"Adams throws her heart and soul into portraying the
self-loathing, anti-Semitic Goldschlag.
It’s a chilling performance."
Matt Palm, Orlando Sentinel
"The play is dramatically and thematically challenging for both audience and performer. Adams is more than up
to the task, though, thanks to her strong stage presence and her grasp of the complex material.
Add this to your must-see fringe list."
Cameron Meier, Orlando Weekly
"Adams' performance was a tour de force that exposed Goldschlag as a complex, human monster whose actions were inexcusable. Adams layered Goldschlag with authentic vulnerability that cut audiences to the core when she asked, 'What would you have done?”
T. Mayhall-Rastrelli, The Statesman-Journal
"Outstanding.... Adams captivates throughout the entire performance. She adroitly switches between characters, accents, and times.... She does not fall into the trap of making Stella a simplistic monster nor naively innocent. She adeptly finds Stella's humanity and vulnerability...."
J. Gipson-King, Salem Weekly
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