Pride Arts Celebrates its first Pride Month on Broadway with 30 days of plays, readings and special events
The double-bill BEDS, directed by David Zak, will begin performances June 4th. It includes Jerker, a two-character play by Robert Chesley, that premiered in 1986 in Los Angeles. Jerker follows the relationship that develops between a veteran and a businessman in the beginning years of the AIDS epidemic in the early 1980’s. Although they “meet” only through a series of phone calls, they grow from being phone sex buddies to caring friends. The play’s full title is Jerker, The Helping Hand: A pornographic Elegy with Redeeming Social Value and a Hymn… San Francisco in Twenty Telephone Calls Many of Them Dirty. The cast of Jerker will be Trevor Bates and Cody Dericks.
The other half of the double-bill, Two Boys on a Cold Winter’s Night by James Edwin Parker, premiered off-Broadway in New York in 1995. It’s a two-character play about two gay men who have just finished their sexual tryst after meeting earlier that night in a Manhattan bar. The play will be performed by Nick Bryant and Christopher Kauffman.
Sun., June 4 at 7pm
Fri., June 9, Sat., June 10 at 7:30 pm
Sun., June 11 at 3 pm
Weds., June 14, Thurs., June 15, Fri., June 16 at 7:30 pm
The Broadway, Pride Arts Center, 4139 N. Broadway
$30 (VIP), $25 general admission
For tickets, visit www.prideartscenter.com or call (800)-737-0984
Tickets for all events available soon at www.pridefilmsandplays.com or 1 (800)-737-0984
PLEASE NOTE: Beds contains nudity