THE DESK SET

Genre: Comedy
By William Marchand, Directed by Tim Errickson

Meet The Desk Set: Bunny Watson, head librarian of the reference department at the International Broadcasting Company, and her team of librarians. Besides being equipped with an encyclopedic knowledge and whip-smart wit, these hilarious working girls know how to have a good time while getting the job done in 1950’s Manhattan. But when an efficiency expert installs a new electronic brain into the office and rumors of pink slips fill the air, Bunny and the girls fear they may have met their match.


 


About the Company: Retro Productions

It is the mission of Retro Productions to present works of retro theatre. Retro is defined as "involving, relating to, or reminiscent of things past (American Heritage Dictionary)." At Retro Productions we will strive to tell good theatrical stories which have an historical perspective -with an emphasis on the 20th century- in order to broaden our own understanding of the world we live in. We believe through stories of human lives and struggles, both dramatic and comedic, we can understand social history and culture and how it affects us today.

Retro received recognition from their first two productions of Catholic School Girls and Mrs. California (as River Heights Productions) then gathered momentum in their third season with the Retro production of Still Life. Also directed by Ric Sechrest, Still Life received accolades from playwright Emily Mann: "Your production got it...Every aspect of the experience was first rate. Retro is clearly a company dedicated to creating impeccable work that truly matters," and Heather E. Cunningham's performance was honored alongside Romeo and Juliet’s Lauren Ambrose and August: Osage County’s Deanna Dunagan as one of Backstage's ‘2007 Performances to Remember’.

Retro Productions put themselves on the map in their fourth season producing Sally Nemeth's Mill Fire and What I Did Last Summer, called "...first-rate: brisk, sweet and occasionally quite moving," by playwright A.R. Gurney. This, their first season in residence at The Spoon Theater, garnered six 2008 New York Innovative Theatre Award nominations: two for performance and four for design, a New York Magazine ‘Off-off Broadway pick’ and the growing reputation of ‘the finished effect of a Retro Production’ (The Fab Marquee, Mill Fire). Kicking off with The Tender Trap and concluding with When You Comin’ Back Red Ryder? Retro's fifth season is proving that with a design team that has the ability to achieve 'theatrical time travel,' (The Fab Marquee) and "a powerful display of New York's dramatic talent," (offoffonline) Retro Productions is “...becoming a reliable source for first-class work.” (United Stages).

Open:   05/07/10
Close:   05/22/10

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Friday, May 7 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, May 8 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, May 9 at 3:00 PM - Special Mother's Day Matinee
Monday, May 10 at 8:00 PM
Wednesday, May 12 at 8:00 PM
Thursday, May 13 at 8:00 PM
Friday, May 14 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, May 15 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, May 16 at 3:00 PM - Matinee
Monday, May 17 at 8:00 PM
Wednesday, May 19 at 8:00 PM
Thursday, May 20 at 8:00 PM
Friday, May 21 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, May 22 at 8:00 PM

Theater:   Spoon Theater
Address:   38 West 38th Street
New York, NY 10018
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Cost:Tickets $18
$15 for seniors
Student rush $5 at the door
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Ovation Tickets at 866-811-4111
Company: Retro Productions         Official Web Site: www.retroproductions.com