*in honor of the 25th anniversary of the original production
A provocative and heartful lament about the persecution of homosexuals during the Holocaust.
Berlin. 1934. Gay men's bodies are being dumped in mass graves as Max Berber is caught in the middle of Hitler's quest for Aryan perfection. This aching and soulful love story chronicles the perseverance of the human spirit in the most degrading hell mankind has ever created.
Bent is defiance. Bent is love. Bent is a joyous testament to the power and determination of the human soul.
Bent premiered at the Royal Court Theatre, London in 1979. Actor's Express is proud to honor the 25th anniversary of this powerful and defining landmark play, which has been seen in over 40 countries and translated into over 21 languages.
"Martin Sherman's Bent . . . is relevant to events and facts today of life throughout the world where gay people are often put at a disadvantage by the laws of whatever country they happen to live in. Although things are improving, I think it's because of this story that Martin Sherman has told so strongly presenting the case for human understanding and what it is to be gay."
-- Sir Ian McKellen