Set in NYC in 1977, City Girls and Desperadoes is a gritty throwback to a less lustrous and more uncertain time. Pamela Enz's play follows a group of friends whose high-rolling, dangerous lifestyles have put them and their personal relationships at risk. Drug use and an obsessive need to "make it" in the Big Apple create a whirlwind of emotion and conflict. The characters in this stage drama presented by the Secret Theatre -- a former suburbanite chasing the American Dream, a middle-aged Jewish man wrestling with extreme guilt and an aspiring actor who believes it's his job to save the day -- are relics of a grimy, pre-Giuliani New York City, and seeing City Girls and Desperadoes is like looking back through time to an endlessly fascinating age of high risks and high rewards.
This play is recommended for ages 18 and older, and contains nudity, drug use and adult situations.
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