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“No one talks about what happens when you fall in love with the boy next door — not when you’re the boy living beside the boy next door.”
He didn’t want to do it, but it had to be done. Someone had to explain why a gay man was nothing to be vilified, nothing to be hated or feared… that he was just a man. That is what Jared Montgomery is determined to do. He does so by sharing his story – his and Luke’s story – in the hopes that perhaps even just one more person could understand.
Luke and Jared were battling the odds from the beginning. Growing up beside each other, being best friends, they soon learned that if they wanted to share each other’s company, it had to be done in secret, in the confines of the old train car behind the junkyard. There, they were free of the taunts and jibes, the ridicule and hatred… or were they?
Unable to embrace who he was, unable to deal with the tactics used by his family to ‘cure’ him, Luke forces himself into a marriage doomed from the start. His love, and the hatred surrounding it, is killing him. The question is, can Jared get to him before it is too late?
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A Play in two acts from award winning writer, DeeJay Arens. Matthew Brendt wants Toby Gates to love him. Toby walks the walk, most of the time, behind closed doors – when he isn’t barking orders at Matthew. When Toby has to leave their get-away weekend early to tend to the demands of a very needy diva in his upcoming play, Matthew stays behind, promising to catch up with Toby the next day. When his former lover Travis, happens to stumble into the cabin, they discover a shared yearning for better relationships. Old feelings awaken, causing both men to ponder a new life together. Plans are laid to meet up again in six months in the same place. While the life Travis offers may come with more passion, Travis has a wife and children he won’t give up. Matthew would again be kept in the shadows, stealing moments, equally a ‘kept man’. Will he jump out of the frying pan and into the fire?
M-3, F-1 Two Acts