Desperate Measures (York Theatre Company)
York Theatre Company, in association with Cecilia Lin and Hu Guo, presents the New York premiere of Desperate Measures, directed and choreographed by Bill Castellino, at it's Off-Broadway home in Saint Peter's Church.
(Photos by Carol Rosegg)
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In 1890, in a territory out West, Johnny Blood, a hot-tempered young cowboy is sentenced to hang for killing a man in a bar fight. His sister, a novice nun in a nearby mission, is persuaded to plead with a corrupt governor to spare her brother's life. The governor promises to pardon Johnny if his sister, the Sister, will 'do his bidding' for the night. Adding to the humorous complications are a hard-bitten sheriff, a voluptuous saloon girl and a priest who reads Nietzsche. Desperate Measures is a foot-stompin', knee-slappin' new musical with a nod to Shakespeare's Measure for Measure.