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In 1964, Clayton Boyd was an American icon. Adoring fans hailed him as a movie star, husband, and devoted father. Behind the scenes, Clayton was an impulsive alcoholic and a homosexual with ferocious cravings. For years, Hollywood moguls successfully managed the tight rope walk between his private life and public image. That is, until Jack arrived. Now Clayton's sham of a marriage is at risk, and he stands to lose everything for love. Inspired by the true stories of a tyrannical studio system, Sparkler is an explosive look at the men and women held hostage by fame.

Chad Ryan in Sparkler, written by Erik Champney and directed by Janet Bentley. Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, New York, NY. Photo by Lucky Gilbert Pearto.

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Max Meyers (left) and Ellie Gossage in Sparkler, written by Erik Champney and directed by Janet Bentley. Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, New York, NY. Photo by  Bryan Cash.

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Ellie Gossage in Sparkler, written by Erik Champney and directed by Janet Bentley. Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, New York, NY. Photo by Bryan Cash.

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Max Meyers (seated) and Chad Ryan in Sparkler, written by Erik Champney and directed by Janet Bentley. Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, New York, NY. Photo by Bryan Cash.

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Ellie Gossage in Sparkler, written by Erik Champney and directed by Janet Bentley. Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, New York, NY. Photo by  Bryan Cash.

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Chad Ryan (left) and Ellie Gossage in Sparkler, written by Erik Champney and directed by Janet Bentley. Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, New York, NY. Photo by  Bryan Cash.

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Chad Ryan (left) and Max Meyers in Sparkler, written by Erik Champney and directed by Janet Bentley. Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, New York, NY. Photo by  Bryan Cash.

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Max Meyers in Sparkler, written by Erik Champney and directed by Janet Bentley. Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, New York, NY. 

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Chad Ryan (left) Max Meyers in Sparkler, written by Erik Champney and directed by Janet Bentley. Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, New York, NY. Photo by  Bryan Cash.

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Chad Ryan (left) and Ellie Gossage in Sparkler, written by Erik Champney and directed by Janet Bentley. Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, New York, NY. Photo by  Bryan Cash.

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Ellie Gossage in Sparkler, written by Erik Champney and directed by Janet Bentley. Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, New York, NY. Photo by  Bryan Cash.

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Chad Ryan (above) and Ellie Gossage in Sparkler, written by Erik Champney and directed by Janet Bentley. Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, New York, NY. Photo by  Bryan Cash.

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Chad Ryan (left) and Max Meyers in Sparkler, written by Erik Champney and directed by Janet Bentley. Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, New York, NY. Photo by  Bryan Cash.