Cast and Creatives


The cast of Desperate Measures, Emma Degerstedt, Gary Marachek, Lauren Molina, Conor Ryan, Peter Saide, Nick Wyman, and Director and Choreographer Bill Castellino, along with creatives David Friedman (music), Peter Kellogg (lyrics) met with the press at the York Theatre on September 7.


Desperate Measures takes place in 1890, in a territory out West, where 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.


Photo: Magda Katz

Photo: Magda Katz


The limited engagement of Desperate Measures begins Tuesday, September 19, 2017 continuing through Sunday, October 15, 2017 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter’s (619 Lexington Avenue, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).  Opening Night is Sunday evening, October 1, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

 Group Photos: Genevieve Rafter Keddy