GayFest NYC presents the world premiere of Edward the King, by David Hopes, as part of its Reading Series. Beset by the duties of his birth and dominated by a heroic father, Edward looks forward to a life of apparent conformity and desperate subterfuge, until he meets Piers Gaveston in a dirty alley. It's love and rebellion at first sight. From then on, Edward steers a perilous course between desire and safety, which does not entirely end even when he becomes king. For a complete list of shows in Gayfest NYC, click here.