Red Herring

Date: June 12, 2008 — July 12, 2008

Written by Michael Hollinger
Directed by William F. Roudebush
Set Design by Ryan McGettigan


It is 1952, and the daughter of Commie-hunting Senator Joe McCarthy is in love with a young physicist passing H-bomb secrets to the Russians; a female Boston detective is in love with the G-man hunting the spy; and a Boston Jewish apartment building super will kill for the love of her sweet Russian herring fisherman who couriers the secrets to Soviet agents to save his wife back in Russia. Velveeta Cheese and herring figure prominently in this absolutely hilarious (and very warm) Cold War love story.

*Appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States, appearing under Special Appearance Contract.


‘Red Herring’ is funnier than TV sitcoms

Red Herring is a surprisingly witty, laugh-out-loud farce playing at the Cape Rep Theatre” -Cape Cod Times

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Cape Rep’s Herring is a warm summer dish

“Opening recently to a packed house, Cape Rep Theatre’s Red Herring went on to earn peals of laughter, applause between scenes and a standing ovation to finish.” – Barnstable Patriot

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