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Off-Broadway's DESPERATE WRITERS to Close Sat, Jun 25



The Off-Broadway comedy Desperate Writers will play its final performance at the Union Square Theatre (100 East 17th Street at Park Avenue South) on Saturday, June 25 at 8pm.  Directed by Kay ColeDesperate Writersis written by Joshua Grenrock & Catherine Schreiber and stars Maddie Corman (Broadway’s Next Fall) and Jim Stanek (recent Off-Broadway revival of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Broadway’s The Story of My LifeLestat…Forum) with Stephen BergerAngel DesaiChristopher DurhamKelsey NashSusan Louise O’ConnorVayu O’DonnellCatherine Schreiber and also starring Pauletta Washington (most recently Off-Broadway’s Love, Loss and What I Wore).  The NYC premiere of Desperate Writers began performances on May 16 and had its official opening on Monday, June 6

Upon its June 25 closing, the production will have played 21 previews and 23 normal performances.  For tickets, please visit, or call (800) 982-2787 or visit the Union Square Theater box office at 110 East 17th Street, at Park Avenue South, off Union Square.   

A couple of desperate writers, with the baby clock ticking and their home about to be sold out from under them, are driven to desperate measures to get their script read, bought and made in this hilarious, fast-paced, screwball comedy, that pokes fun at the crazy film biz.  Desperate Writers, an 80-minute laugh-out-loud riot, will have scenic design by Lauren Helpern; costume design by Stephen Donovan; and lighting design by Jeremy Pivnick.  It is presented by Carnegie Hill Productions and James Spry.

Desperate Writers had its world premiere at Edgemar Theater (Santa Monica, California) in 2008.

Desperate Writers is currently in performances at the Union Square Theater (100 East 17th Street at Park Avenue South) through Saturday, June 25 with the following schedule: Monday and Tuesday at 7pm; Wednesday at 3pm & 8pm; Thursday – Friday at 8pm;  Saturday at 3pm & 8pm.  All tickets are $65 and can be purchased online at, or by calling (800) 982-2787.  The Union Square Theater box office will open Friday, May 13 and is located at 110 East 17th Street, at Park Avenue South, off Union Square.  For more info, please visit

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