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By Allan Baker

The Desert Rose Playhouse

“Coachella Valley’s LGBTQ and Gay Positive Stage Company”

69-620 Highway 111, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

April 20, 2018 to May 13, 2018

“The World Premiere of an award-winning play by a fresh, literate and engaging Texas Playwright. Dare is the story of an elderly gay man whose desire to die on his own terms sparks an impassioned challenge from his younger gay doctor. The conversation that follows is an intense exploration of love, friendship, AIDS and activism – and a celebration of the rule-breakers who came before us, paving the way for same-sex marriage legislation in 2015. As funny as it is intimate, Dare is a touching reminder that the lessons of history must be part of any struggle for a better and more accepting world. This play weaves together the history of gay liberation, the enduring threat of homophobia, the impact of AIDS, aging in the gay community, end of life issues, the argument between advocates of gay “assimilation” and gay “radicalism” ... and the vital role of drag queens. Winner of the 2017 Mario Fratti-Fred Newman Political Play Contest at the Castillo Theatre in NYC.”

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Dare was developed with support from the Scriptworks Seed Support Fund.  Collective support for playwrights at



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Abby Productions
4711 Spicewood Springs Rd., #159
Austin, TX 78759