Red Herring Auditions

Press Release


Auditions for Red Herring by Michael Hollinger will be held Wed. August 26 from 7:30p-9:30p & Thurs. August 27 from 7:30-9:30pm at 545 N. Cache suite 2/3. 


Join us for Auditions!  Everyone welcome!


August 26th and 27th Riot Act, Inc. will be holding auditions for its production of Red Herring by Michael Hollinger. Rehearsals will begin shortly after casting is complete in early Sept. and performances will run October 29-31 and November 5-7, 2015. Lacey Lukas will direct with Heather Best assistant directing.

Play description:

Part love story, part murder mystery, part espionage plot this 1950s style noir comedy will be super fun. Maggie, a Boston detective, must solve the murder of the dead guy in the harbor or miss her Havana honeymoon. “A blunt-nosed, sharp-eyed look at love and tying (and untying, and retying) the knot.” ~ Samuel French


Maggie Pelletier – 30s – detective who’s involved with Frank.

Frank Keller – 30s-40s – FBI agent who’s involved with Maggie

Lynn McCarthy – 20s – General McCarthy’s daughter

James Appel –20s – spy who is involved with Lynn

Priest – 30s-80s                                                                  Major Hartwell – 30s-60s

Clerk – 20s-50s                                                                   Woody – 20s-40s – police photographer

Harry – 20s-40s – Coroner                                                   Bartender – 20s-40s

Mrs. Kravitz – 40s-60s – Landlady                                      Mrs. McCarthy – 40s-60s – Lynn’s mother

Mrs. Van Nostrand – 40s-60s                                             Andrei Borchevsky – 40s-60s –Fisherman

Petey – 30s-60s – FBI                                                         Dr. Kasden – 30s -80s

Herbert – 30s-60s                                                               Corpse – 30s-60s

**Many characters will be double or triple cast**

Please bring to auditions your schedule of conflicts including work schedule. If you would like to schedule an audition time, please contact Riot Act, Inc. to do so.  Otherwise please just come anytime during the audition times.  If you are not able to make auditions but still would like to audition, please contact us to set up another time.  If you have a head shot and resume and/or a prepared monologue, please bring them.  If not, we will have audition forms and cold readings for you.  If you would like to read the script before auditions, please let us know.

For more information, contact Hope to see you there!