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This show closed on December 31, 2017

About Desperate Measures

EXTENDED...ONE MORE TIME! Now through December 31!

In 1890, in a lawless territory out west, Johnny Blood, a hot-tempered young cowboy, finds himself 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 hilarious complications are a hard-bitten sheriff, a voluptuous saloon girl and a priest who reads Nietzsche.

Run Time

2hr 15min (incl. intermission)

Start Date

End Date



The York Theatre Company

619 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10022

The mission of The York Theatre Company is to be a birthplace for new literate, intimate musicals, and a place where under-appreciated musical gems from the past are rediscovered; to provide support for the creators of new musical theatre and be a showcase for new musical theatre talent of all kinds; to provide students with opportunities for hands-on theatre education; and to serve the community by presenting free or low-cost musical theatre performances to under-served audiences.

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