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Gay "cure" left mark for decades
New play at Kent State explores author's recovery from experiment
by WKSU's JEFF ST. CLAIR


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Eric Van Baars in John Cameron's '14'
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A new play that opened this weekend at Kent State looks at the aftermath of electro-shock experiments used to treat homosexualty in a group of 14 young men at Brigham Young University. The play, called '14', was written by visiting director John Cameron, one of the subjects in the 1970's experiment.
Cameron says that writing '14' helped him recover from treatment for a condition that he maintains cannot be 'cured'.
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Eric van Baars as gay college professor Ron
Aaron (Aaron Schoonover)has another awkward encounter with his girlfriend Marla (Erin Diroll)
Mormon student Aaron ( Aaron Schoonover) tries to keep his older, out self (Eric van Baars)in the bag.
Ron (Eric van Baars) and colleague David ( Dane Castle) discuss his behavior -  Marla ( Erin Driscoll) is left alone by Aaron
Ron (Eric van Baars) is challenged by reporter Judy (Tricia Bestic) to tell his story.
Ron (Eric van Baars) relives his shock treatment as reporter Judy (Tricia Bestic) looks on.
Author and director John Cameron

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