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Red Herring

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Michael Hollinger
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Full Length, Comedy
3 men, 3 women
Total Cast: 6, Interior/Exterior
ISBN: 978-0-8222-1788-6

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FEE: $80 per performance. Special Note on Music: The sheet music for RED HERRING is available for download. This music is not required, and there is no additional royalty fee.

THE STORY: Three love stories, a murder mystery, and a nuclear espionage plot converge in this noir comedy about marriage and other explosive devices. It's 1952: America's on the verge of the H-bomb, Dwight Eisenhower's on the campaign trail, and I Love Lucy's on Monday nights. Meanwhile, Senator Joe McCarthy's daughter just got engaged to a Soviet spy, and Boston detective Maggie Pelletier has to find out who dumped the dead guy in the Harbor—or else lose out on a honeymoon in Havana. A blunt-nosed, sharp-eyed look at love and tying (and untying, and retying) the knot.
"Exceedingly funny. A genuinely human comedy about six people in search of love in a mixed-up world. A thoroughly engaging piece of theatre." —Philadelphia Inquirer. "Hilarious. A valentine celebrating love and marriage. A fun, engaging, farcical romp with a cleverly complex plot and a loving heart." —Main Line Times. "It's a knock-out—a surprising, clever comedy that keeps you laughing and even thinking all the way." —Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "Very funny and perceptive…sharp, witty, and entertaining." —Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.