Cincy Fringe’s Finest Join Marino’s DESPERATELY SEEKING THE EXIT: Cincy Celebrity Reading Two-Night Special Event

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Photo credit: David Rodgers.

CINCINNATI, OH –  In 2007, Peter Michael Marino wrote the musical version of the Madonna movie “Desperately Seeking Susan” featuring the hit songs of Blondie. 

The mega-musical opened on London’s West End – and closed a month later. WHOOPS!
“Desperately Seeking the Exit” is Pete’s critically acclaimed true story of the making and unmaking of his notorious flop that has played everywhere from the USA, to the UK, to Australia.
At this two-night-only Cincy Fringe Special Event, the show gets a new twist as Marino’s roller coaster tale is joined by performers from Cincy’s theater and Fringe scene.

Scheduled Celebs:
  • Thursday, June 6 – Burgess Byrd, Darnell Pierre Benjamin, Sara Mackie, Peter Michael Marino, Patrick E. Phillips, and Rory Sheridan
  • Friday, June 7 –  Les Kurkendaal-Barrett, Sarah Knittel, Erika Kate MacDonald, Robert Macke, Peter Michael Marino, and Paul Strickland

“A merciless sendup of the business of art.” – NYTimes

“Hilarious!” – TimeOut London

WHEN: 8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 6 and Friday, June 7
WHERE: The Know Theatre of Cincinnati. 1120 Jackson Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
RUNNING TIME: 60 minutes

“Brilliant! Hilarious!” – Three Weeks, Scotland

“A remarkably positive story.” – BroadwayBaby UK

“Tremendously engaging!” – BroadwayWorld UK

Peter Michael Marino (writer/performer) is a New York City-based producer, writer, performer and professor. He is the creator of SOLOCOM, which has launched over 600 world-premiere solo comedies at The People’s Improv Theater. Pete’s internationally acclaimed solo comedy “Desperately Seeking the Exit” chronicled the unmaking of his West End musical flop “Desperately Seeking Susan” and received 5-star reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe and Adelaide Fringe, and a London transfer. His 2017-2018 improvised solo comedy “Show Up” received rave reviews everywhere from NYC to Orlando, Cincy, and Edinburgh. More info at:



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