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Every Sunday beginning April 22, 2018 2:00 PM and ending May 13, 2018


Desert Rose Playhouse

69620 Highway 111

Rancho Mirage



Fridays - April 20, 27, May 4 & 11 @ 8 PM

Saturdays - April 21, 28, May 5 & 12 @ 8 PM

Sundays - April 22, 29, May 6 & 13 @ 2 PM


by Allan Baker

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..