This important new work sheds life on the culture of barebacking by combining actual notices off the Internet with a fascinating personal story. "Barebacking" is a term that inspires tremendous rage and debate within the gay community. For some, the growing popularity of this activity - performing sex acts without the protection of condoms - is a joyous return to the age of free love for which the gay community was known in past decades. For others, the practice of barebacking is an idiot form of Russian Roulette, with the dire consequences for the community - especially younger men who have no first hand knowledge of the first wave of AIDS deaths and treatments. Barebacking, however, rages on, and in this production of Bare, Brian Kirst captures the dynamic of this debate in a work that is potent and powerful.