Being destitute, beaten, and standing there bleeding, almost unable to move, the sister considers the offer. When reality sets in, the sister replies something to the sort of “she would rather slit her wrists than live a lie”—At this the audience is silent. My eyes well with tears, and for a moment, I did not know if I would be able to continue watching the musical, as this incident seemed to resemble my own “coming out” conversation with my sister. It was all too real. I felt as if I were watching my own life, being relived on stage before me.
PS. THIS IS JUST AN EXCERPT FROM MY BOOK: “The Open Closet: Letters From A Gay Man” (Available on AMAZON & KINDLE)
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