I was in William Inge's last performed play, "Don't Go Gentle."
It was early 1967 and we were doing it at the Actors Studio (West) for invited audiences. Jack Garfein was our director and Inge sat in on most of our rehearsals, occasionally re-writing.
I played one of three characters who were onstage all the time, three condemned men on Death Row, waiting to be executed. My character, "Archie," was the central one and was overtly homosexual, the only specified homosexual, I believe, in any Inge play.
I knew very little about homosexuality at the time and was very young. At one point I was having trouble with my big speech. In it I had to say, laughing ironically, to a priest (if I remember right) as I was about to be taken out to the gas chamber: "Death my enemy? I'd say life is my enemy, Father." Or something like that.