Michael Hollinger's "comedic noir fable" Red Herring
is a madcap mash-up of a spy thriller, hard-boiled detective story and romantic comedy. It's 1952 and America likes Ike and hates Commies. Frank, a rough-and-tumble G-man and his tough-as-nails girlfriend, policewoman Maggie, are caught in a deliciously tangled plot involving three love stories, a murder mystery and nuclear espionage. 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. The title may be a Red Herring
, but the play itself is the real thing: a blunt-nosed, sharp-eyed look at love and tying (and untying, and retying) the knot.
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