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Terry Ray’s Electricity: An Encore Benefit Performance


February 11, 2023    
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Terry Ray’s Electricity: An Encore Benefit Performance

For two special performances only the longest running play in Palm Springs returns for a final encore before heading to an Off-Broadway run to benefit the brand new LGBTQ+ theater The Bent and The Palm Springs Cultural Center, it’s new home. If you’ve never seen this multi-award winning play that has been receiving rave reviews for 6 years or want to see it again (like many have) this is your final chance without needing to buy a plane ticket to NYC!

ELECTRICITY is a deliciously funny, sexy and surprisingly emotional journey as it explores the relationship between two gay men who met as high school freshmen in small town Ohio. ELECTRICITY begins in 1983, at their 10th high school reunion. Sex, drugs and booze make up the life of formerly closeted Brad Burke, while ex-seminary student Gary Henderson is still so closeted that he hides his sexuality behind an invented wife. After reuniting at the party, they decide to share a motel room. Soon there’s a monumental clash of worlds that sparks an “electricity” between them that lures them back to that same motel room after each 10-year reunion from 1983 to 2013. By witnessing the changes in Brad and Gary the play shines a spotlight on the tremendous evolution in the lives of the LGBTQ+ community over the turbulent decades from 1969 to 2013. ELECTRICITY navigates a world where gay life was hidden in bars and sex clubs to one where equality might just be a reality–if Gary and Brad can only believe that they deserve it.

Playwright/actor Terry Ray and actor Mel England return to once again play Gary and Brad. Steve Rosenbaum directs.

These special benefit performances are courtesy of Electricity Off-Broadway LLC.

Terry Ray's Electricity-An Encore Benefit Performance