DARE by Allan Baker
Sunday, September 29th at 6:30pm
PLEASE NOTE VENUE CHANGE TO HYDE PARK THEATRE, 511 W. 43rd Street
In his 82nd year, Jack, a resident of a nursing home in the Central Valley of California, has decided to end his life by refusing food and starving himself to death. His young and new “consulting gerontologist”, Josh, has been summoned by the home’s administrator to try to find out the reason for Jack’s decision. Both Jack and Josh are gay, though from very different generations. In their afternoon of conversation and in interspersed flashbacks from Jack’s past, we come to understand the “play” in which Jack, the theatrical veteran, feels the “dramatic arc of his character” is now complete. “Do I dare eat a peach?”
Allan has been a Scriptworks member since 2004 and since 2004 has written eleven plays, six of which have been produced in multiple productions from coast to coast.