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The Long Red Herring

The Long Red Herring

By Pat Cook.

Product Code: L78000

  • Full-length Play
  • Comedy
  • Cast size: 3m., 5w. (or 4m., 4w.)

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Synopsis

Professor Kleine, a creative literature instructor, has a rather unusual final exam. He sets up a murder in his own home and has his students try to solve it. After they are dropped off at the professor's house and told not to "tear up any wallpaper or make any long-distance calls to Bangkok," they begin the assignment. Somewhere along the way, however, one of the students begins to wonder if it really is just an assignment or a real murder has taken place. After all, no one has seen the professor's wife in some time. And some of the clues, such as a bullet hole in a man's jacket, look frighteningly real. Slowly, each of the participants begins to suspect the other, especially when one of them is murdered...or was she? Did the professor do it? Or maybe the brainy Kate. Maybe it was the shy Mary Jane who keeps apologizing for everything. Or Bojo, the jock who's only out for a late snack in the kitchen. But when another student is killed, it really gets serious. Part of the final? Or actual homicides. Who is really dead? And who is the murderer? The surprising ending will simply kill you!

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Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Full-length Play
  • Product Code L78000
  • Cast Size 8
  • Min. Royalty Rate $80/perf
  • Cost $9.95
  • Approx. Run Time 90 min

Categories

  • Target Audience Middle School | High School | College and Adult
  • Performing Group Middle School | High School | College Theatre
  • Genre Comedy
  • ISBN(13) 9780871293367
* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

Customer Reviews

"The Long Red Herring is an entertaining whodunit that left our audiences guessing up to the end. Great roles with lots of opportunity to improvise and make characters interesting."
Review by Michael Beil, St. Vincent Ferrer High School, New York, NY
"The students really enjoyed the script. The various roles were a challenge for the students to learn and characterize. I used this play for my Theatre II studentsÑthey picked it, rehearsed it and produced it. Very funny and not cheesy. Very much like a farce."
Review by Krista Klanderman, Menasha High School, Menasha, Wis.
"Once again, our audiences responded with loud laughs, shrieks, gasps at Pat Cook's great theater! Like last year's Honeymoon at Graveside Manor, this was ideal for Halloween. Cast, crew and audiences had a ball!"
Review by Lloyd Wood, Sacred Heart Thespian Troupe, Honolulu, Hawaii
"A great evening of mayhem, mystery and fun! Our actors loved it as did our audience!"
Review by Richard Klassen, Candlewick Players, La Riviere, Manitoba, Canada

Hints, Tips, and Tricks

"Lighting cues are especially importantÑand alerting young audiences to remain silent in order to hear dialogue during blackouts. It all worked for us."
Tip by Lloyd Wood, Sacred Heart Thespian Troupe, Honolulu, Hawaii