The College of Southern Marylands Theatre Company presents its cast for the dinner and dessert productions of Red Herring, a play by Michael Hollinger.
The story follows three love stories, a murder mystery and a nuclear espionage plot in this noir comedy about marriage and other explosive devices. Its 1952 and America is on the verge of the H-bomb, Dwight Einsenhowers on the campaign trail and I Love Lucy is on Monday nights. Meanwhile, Senator Joe McCarthys 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 she will lose out on a honeymoon in Havana. Red Herring is a blunt-nosed, sharp-eyed look at love and tying (and untying, and retying) the knot.
CSMs cast includes Jamie Burroughs as Lynn McCarthy, Michael Coleman as Senator Joe McCarthy, Priest, Herbert and Woody, both of Mechanicsville; Kendall Garton of Hollywood as Maggie Pelletier, Taylor Scott Hines of White Plains as James Appel; Jhonni Jones of Welcome as Mrs. McCarthy; Alex LaClair of La Plata as Major Hartwell, Harry and Bartender; Mitchell Landon of Great Mills as Frank Keller; Danielle LeDoux of Indian Head as Mrs. Kravitz; Alexis Miller of Crofton as Clerk; Jessica Ramsay of Upper Marlboro as Mrs. Van Nostrand; Kenneth L. Waters of Waldorf as Petey, Chairman and Dr. Kasden; Charles Watley of Charlotte Hall as Andrei Borchevsky.
Dessert Theatre performances include beverages and dessert and are Thursday evenings, Sept. 20 and 27 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 for all ages. Dinner Theatre performances include dinner, dessert and beverages and are Sept. 20-21 and Sept. 28-29 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors or military members with ID and $15 for youth ages 12 and under. Early reservations are requested to ensure adequate quantities of food. For information and reservations contact firstname.lastname@example.org, 301-934-7828, or www.csmd.edu/arts.