Pride Films and Plays BEDS Preview

Nick Bryant and Christopher Kauffman Photo: by Shaun Baer

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.

This event is part of the plays and films of Pride Month. Click here for more details.


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 or call (800)-737-0984

Tickets for all events available soon at or 1 (800)-737-0984

PLEASE NOTE: Beds contains nudity





Cody Dericks and Trevor Bates Photo: by Shaun Baer

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