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Red Herring

Posted on Jul 10, 11 in Featured News, TLP News




Timber Lake Playhouse is pleased to announce the hysterically funny, new comedy Red Herring. Set in the 1950’s, this farce follows the attempts of three couples to overcome the obstacles that stand in the way of love and marriage, including a murder mystery, an atomic bomb, the McCarthy hearings and secret ex-husbands. Red Herring opens this Thursday, July 14 and runs through July 23.

Guest Director, Derek Bertelsen returns to TLP to stage this hilarious production after making us laugh with last season’s hit Love, Sex and the IRS. Bertelsen is originally from the Quad City area and currently resides in Chicago, where his directing credits include New Rock Theatre and Theatre Wit. He is assisted by Amboy resident, Melissa Robinson, who is a theatre student at Lewis University.

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. As the play’s title suggests a Red Herring is a clue meant to lead people astray, just as smoked herrings were used in the past to mislead fox hounds on a chase. The chase in this crazy and heartwarming story features TLP residents Kelsey Andres, Brandon Ford, Andrew Harth, Dryden Meints, Julia Mitchell and Katie Wesler, all playing multiple characters that are sure to tickle your funny (fish) bones.

Red Herring Teaser

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Red Herring Review By Bill Beard

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