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‘Desperately Seeking the Exit’ comedy show in Long Lake

July 5, 2012
Adirondack Daily Enterprise

LONG LAKE - The town of Long Lake Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department has announced the Adirondack debut of "Desperately Seeking the Exit," conceived and written by writer/performer Peter Michael Marino.

This one-man show is a comic autopsy on Marino's $6 million West End musical fiasco "Desperately Seeking Susan."

In 2007, American playwright Peter Michael Marino wrote a musical based on the film "Desperately Seeking Susan," featuring the music of Blondie. It opened on London's West End and closed a month later. "Desperately Seeking the Exit" offers a behind-the-scenes peek at how this musical was made and unmade: hatching the idea, deals with MGM, Debbie Harry and even Madonna; the workshops, the previews, the scathing reviews and the closing night. Once you're in, there's no way out!

"Desperately Seeking the Exit" will be showcased at 9:30 p.m. Friday, July 6 at Quackenbush's Long View Wilderness Lodge, 681 Deerland Road, Long Lake.

For reservations, call 518-624-3077. Tickets are $15 available at the Long Lake Town Offices or on site the night of the performance. A full bar is available. or visit

Peter Michael Marino is a writer, actor, director and teacher. He received the 2010 and 2011 Backstage Reader's Choice Award for Favorite Comedy Teacher for his acclaimed "Flying Solo" classes at The PIT. He also received the Back Stage Bistro Award for his cabaret spoof, Lance Jonathan: More About Me! He is the co-writer of the lesbian pulp homage Hollywood Nurses. He has directed and developed shows with Delilah Dix (Ars Nova, Laurie Beechman Theatre and Edinburgh Fringe), Mark Giordano's Mad Man (The PIT), Sheila Head's Head Games (IO West, Ars Nova), and Alicia Levy's Chickapalooza (The PIT, Ars Nova). As a performer, he appeared in STOMP for five years off-Broadway and on tour, as well as in numerous regional productions and workshops.

Marino will be teaching a two-day Instant! Improv class in the town of Long Lake on Thursday , July 5 and Friday July 6.

The class fee is $25 for the two-day workshop.

For registration information, call 518-624-3077 or visit



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