Beware the Ties that Bind. Phare Play Productions presents Blake Bradford's Gay Slave Handbook, directed by Wayne Yeager. Set against a blackout in New York City, Bradford's award-winning play follows Sebastian, a mid-twenties gay man filming a class project, while his best friend (Giulia) is visiting. When Sebastian's ex-boyfriend (Jimmy) shows up unexpectedly, a fierce night of dark comedy ensues. Starring Benjamin Farber, Nicole Serra, and John Michael Crotty, Gay Slave Handbook reminds us all that first love is a bitch to get over. Recently performed in Chicago and Mexico City, Gay Slave Handbook returns to New York City with a vengeance.