Red Herring

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN
6 Roles Total, 3M, 3F

MAGGIE PELLETIER
A hardboiled Boston police detective, is being courted by Frank, an FBI agent. Maggie is investigating the murder of a Russian fisherman.
Gender: Female; Age: mid 30’s

FRANK KELLER/PRIEST MAJOR HARTWELL/RECORDED VOICE
Frank is trying to track down spies who are attempting to deliver nuclear secrets to the Soviet Union.
Gender: Male; Age: mid 30’s

LYNN MCCARTHY/CLERK/RECORDED VOICE
The daughter of Senator Joe McCarthy. She reluctantly participates in the transfer of information to the Soviets at the behest of her Jewish physicist fiancé James.
Gender: Female; Age: mid 20’s

JAMES APPEL/WOODY, HARRY, BARTENDER, RECORDED VOICE
James has stolen the secrets from Los Alamos in order to bring about inhibiting nuclear parity between the US and the Soviets.
Gender: Male; Age: mid 20’s

MRS. KRAVITZ/MRS. MCCARTHY/MRS. VAN NOSTRAND, RECORDED VOICE
Gender: Female; Age: mid 30’s

ANDREI BORCHEVSKY/PETEY/DR. KASDEN/HERBERT/CORPSE, RECORDED VOICE
A fisherman-spy, Andrei Borchevsky, he is a farcical delight and creates a convincing character
Gender: Male; Age: late 40’s – early 50’s