A two week delay doesn’t deter Red Herring’s commitment to the Franklinton Playhouse


A two week delay doesn’t deter Red Herring’s commitment to the Franklinton Playhouse, nor dampen its enthusiasm for the playhouse’s inaugural production of Beckett’s Endgame.

Red Herring Productions is disappointed to announce that it must postpone the opening of its upcoming production of Endgame by a couple of weeks. Instead of opening the show on April 21st as we had planned, Red Herring will open the show on May 5th instead. We encountered unexpected delays as we navigated the waters of city government to obtain the appropriate variances and occupancy permits that would convert 2000 square feet of raw Ethical Arts space into the Franklinton Playhouse.

“After producing over 40 shows during my career I know an awful lot about producing plays,” says Executive Producer Michael Garrett Herring. “But when it comes to obtaining variances from Columbus City Council and changing the use of a building per zoning code, I am a complete novice.”

Herring goes on to say, “Everyone, and I mean everyone, at City Hall has bent over backwards to help facilitate and expedite this process, but there are mechanisms in city code that just take time to satisfy. I underestimated the amount of time it would take to complete that process by a couple of days. We decided to push the opening of the show back a full two weeks so that we could be confident that we can open on the revised date.”