Imagine if you will, that you regularly hang out with a certified genius. A man you love, and who loves you so that he bases his magnus opus greatly on you, and the group of friends you share. Now imagine that what binds you as a group is illegal, your own upbringing makes it out as a sin and said magnus opus will bring attention to your group. Finally imagine, that after said genius releases his book, he abandons your own art for another man. If you can imagine that, you have an idea of the pressures and problems Patrick McBride bring to his portrayal of John Gray in The Picture Of John Gray at the Old Red Lion Theatre.