In this edition of New River Dramatists, the late and multifaceted writer M.Z. Ribalow reads from his last novel, Redheaded Blues. Blues follows the resilient and ardent Casey Cassidy over several decades as she traverses the United States. Born in the midst of a mass murder (during which her pregnant mother is shot), trouble has followed her since she was in the womb. However, her tenacity, ambition and faith help her get back up whenever she falls down. This picaresque tale captures the American heroine in a uniquely comical and endearing manner, becoming a beautiful coda to Ribalow's long and fruitful career.