The Collective Project, Inc., is pleased to open its 2012 season with a world premiere production of Atlanta playwright Greg Garrison's comedic noir The Red Herring this July at the Goat Farm Arts Center in midtown.
One dark and stormy night, Detective Stainless Steel and his assistant Watley Holm are asked to retrieve a stolen artifact, the coveted Red Herring. As the mysteries start to unfurl and the players begin showing their hands, the detectives can't help but feel the Red Herring is just a distraction from a much greater ordeal: the Wrong Brothers make all the decisions that earn them their name; Kingpin Preston Langford pulls all the strings from the shadows; and lounge singer Vesper Kind has all of the answers, but has a hard time sharing them with her ex-husband Steel. "This is a comedy where the jokes were more than just funny but also part of the story, and that was my main objective when writing The Red Herring," says Garrison. "For every play on words, there is another mystery to solve and for every zany character, there is a heart of gold. The Red Herring is an affectionate film noir parody with not only a story that stays true to form, but I'm not afraid to admit it's also just a big joke; one that's ultimately on all of us by the end." Directed by Andrew Crigler and featuring Matthew Myers as Detective Steel and Matt Bartholomew as Watley Holm, The Red Herring is full of wickedly fast dialogue, a joke for every sentence, and more puns than you can shake a stick at!
The Red Herring marks yet another original production by The Collective Project, Inc., which produced the critically-acclaimed City of Lions and Gods and The Girl From 2a in 2011. The Red Herring will be performed at the Rodriguez Room at the Goat Farm Arts Center.
Featuring Matt Myers, Matt Bartholomew, and Melissa Oulton Written by Greg Garrison Directed by Andrew Crigler
The Goat Farm Arts Center (View)
1200 Foster St
Atlanta, GA 30318