Win Tickets ($50+): Red Herring @ Artists Repertory Theatre | Comedic Noir Fable, Mystery Spoof

We are giving away a pair of tickets to see Red Herring at Artists Repertory Theatre! To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, February 25.

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Red Herring @ Artists Repertory TheatreRed Herring
February 12 – March 17, 2013
Wednesday through Sunday at 7:30pm | Sunday at 2:00pm | Wednesday matinee at 11:00am on March 6
All Ages | Tickets are $25-$50
Purchase tickets by calling 503.241.1278 or visit

Artists Repertory Theatre
1515 SW Morrison St Portland, OR 97205
(503) 241-1278 | More Info:

If you pay attention, will the clues lead you in the right direction? Replete with farcical spy antics and ill-fitting shoes, something smells fishy in this comedic noir fable. A pulpy delight awaits with Commie spies afoot, the H-bomb looming and McCarthy’s detective daughter hot on the trail of a fog-filled murder case. As the knots of three convoluted relationships tie and fray, the plot-crossed lovers in this 1950s espionage tale will bumble, subvert and strategize their way to finding each other… eventually unraveling their trysts into a riotous, inescapable tangle.

Red Herring, by Michael Hollinger, runs February 12 through March 3 on the Alder Stage with Oregon Shakespeare Festival pros Christopher Liam Moore and scenic designer Richard Hay making their Artists Rep debut with an all-star Portland cast.

“At the core of the story, it’s a goofy noir, a spoof,” said Moore at the production’s first rehearsal. “But it is also very much about three couples with secrets at a moment of crisis trying to find the way to love each other on a thorny complicated path.” It’s the playwright’s smart wit and the beautiful tests of the heart that happen in this play that drew him to it. “To give this script the respect it deserves,” Moore said. “It requires nimbleness, deftness, lightness of touch and great, great heart … and this cast has it.”

Moore has spent four seasons at Oregon Shakespeare Festival where he directed A Streetcar Named Desire, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, August: Osage County, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Dead Man’s Cell Phone, among others. Joining Moore from OSF is legendary scenic designer Richard Hay. Richard is senior designer at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival where he has designed for 55 seasons. He created the designs for all four of the festival theatres and has designed 239 productions including the entire Shakespearean canon. He was Associate Artistic Director for Design at the Denver Center Theatre Company for seven seasons. Production designs for other theatres include: Portland Center Stage (as OSF Portland); Mark Taper Forum, American Conservatory Theatre, PCPA Theaterfest, The Old Globe Theatre, Missouri Repertory Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Guthrie Theater and Kennedy Center.

Theatres he has designed include: Lowell Davies Festival Theatre and new Old Globe Theatre (both in San Diego), The Source and Space Theatres for Denver Center Theatre Company, among others. His scenic designs have been included in the Prague Scenography Exhibition in 1983, 1987, 1991, 1995 and 2003. He received a Fulbright Grant to England; an Oregon Governor’s Award for the Arts, 1989; USITT Distinguished Achievement Award, 1999; USITT Fellow of the Institute, 2007.

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37 Responses to Win Tickets ($50+): Red Herring @ Artists Repertory Theatre | Comedic Noir Fable, Mystery Spoof

  1. Carlen February 21, 2013 at 10:23 am #

    Would love to take my daughter as she is very much into theatre!

  2. Bill W. February 21, 2013 at 10:26 am #

    I love ART….it’s been years since I have been to a show….and this one sounds fun.

  3. CJ February 21, 2013 at 10:27 am #

    Pick me, pick me, pick me!!

  4. Gary Luc February 21, 2013 at 10:44 am #

    I am hard of herring.. So if I go to this I will back up people who talk..

  5. David February 21, 2013 at 11:29 am #

    I once red herring is not as important as listening. So I promise to be a good listener if I’m fortunate to be in the audience.

  6. Stan February 21, 2013 at 3:50 pm #

    I would like to go because my favorite board game is Clue, and this is similar to Clue (but with far fewer paper cuts).

  7. Hahaha February 21, 2013 at 3:51 pm #

    I promise to laugh loud and often which, by the way is contageous and will enhance the experience for the whole crowd… so please, choose me!

  8. Christie February 21, 2013 at 4:10 pm #

    I love comedic noir!

  9. Stacey W February 21, 2013 at 4:17 pm #

    This looks like a fantastic night out, I love a good comedic mystery. I would love to win and take my husband for a date night.

  10. parag February 21, 2013 at 4:35 pm #

    Looks fantastic!

  11. Michelle W. February 21, 2013 at 4:43 pm #

    Would never turn down to see a quality live performance.

  12. Valerie February 21, 2013 at 4:50 pm #

    Nothing compares to live theater. What a great date night!

  13. Roy Nifoussi February 21, 2013 at 5:00 pm #

    live theater is always great. Could only be made better by winning free tickets.

  14. Toby February 21, 2013 at 5:52 pm #

    Hum, looks strange and exciting! Just my style.

  15. Nimojo February 21, 2013 at 6:02 pm #

    I would love to check out a production at this theater!

  16. scout February 21, 2013 at 7:02 pm #

    Well that just sounds like good fun is why I’d like to go.

  17. William February 21, 2013 at 9:33 pm #

    I love live theater, I love comedy, I love to laugh; Life is good!

  18. Karen February 22, 2013 at 12:05 am #

    I could use some laughs. Sounds like a good production. I would love to go!

  19. maya February 22, 2013 at 3:23 am #

    My friend inspector Clouseau is in town and will need to keep his chops up, so I think this will be perfect.

  20. June February 22, 2013 at 4:58 am #

    make me LOL please:)

  21. Dale Daniels February 22, 2013 at 8:13 am #

    I love comedy.
    My wife loves Comedy.
    Its our anaversity!

  22. Kay February 22, 2013 at 8:16 am #

    Haven’t been to a showin ages!

  23. panda February 22, 2013 at 8:24 am #

    sounds rad

  24. free February 22, 2013 at 8:42 am #

    i would love to check out a theater performance here in portland. it would be a first in a long time for me.

  25. Jenna Burke February 22, 2013 at 10:34 am #

    sounds hilarious!

  26. Helen Wall February 22, 2013 at 12:22 pm #

    It’s pouring rain outside and I need a pick me up from some Winter blues, a bit of theatre seems like it would do the job.

  27. Tim February 22, 2013 at 1:02 pm #

    I am dating someone new and want to appear at least a little cultured.

  28. Lisa February 22, 2013 at 1:04 pm #

    Ohh, how fun. I need to laugh and this is just the place. Saw the reviews and it looks great!

  29. Roberto February 22, 2013 at 2:36 pm #

    We moved last year from Ashland, OR for my wife to go to grad school. We badly miss our beloved Oregon Shakespeare Festival and are big fans of Christopher Moore’s– in fact our first play my wife and I saw together was Mr. Moore’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (he did several years ago it was great!). Money is tight by moving to Portland (rent is twice what we were paying) but it would be a real treat to see what I know will be a great show. My wife and I have hosted several “murder mysteries” in the past 10 year, it will be fun to see professional in a who done it mystery!

  30. Tammy February 22, 2013 at 4:37 pm #

    I would love to see this production! I’m a big fan of both film noir and intellegent comedies. :-)

  31. Bonnie February 23, 2013 at 3:41 pm #

    I red that herring the Beatles makes you a commie, but I can’t help it, I love Lenin and McCarthy.

  32. Mihael Blikshteyn February 23, 2013 at 5:48 pm #

    It’s a great play. I’d love to see it.

  33. Dan February 24, 2013 at 7:08 pm #

    Been wanting to see this; it sound great, and I’ve never been to the Artists Repertory Theater!

  34. Vikki March 3, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    Oh my goodness… This sounds just delightful! We all work so hard these days… I would live to attend this and enjoy some laughter and fun! It’s been a very long time since I’ve been able to “put my feet up”!

  35. William March 7, 2013 at 6:07 pm #

    I need me some live theather!

  36. Ray March 13, 2013 at 10:29 am #

    This sounds great! Very excited to attend!

  37. Kelly McCrillis March 13, 2013 at 5:56 pm #

    Well frankly, I’m finishing a noir screenplay, and my red herring has straw man syndrome… and it either needs a bit of stuffing or has to go. Hope to be inspired. Plus, what a good date night. Need I say more?

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