Bent

by Martin Sherman

Poster of Bent

A senior project for Connor Lounsbury. Martin Sherman’s worldwide hit play Bent took London by storm in 1979 when it was first performed by the Royal Court Theatre, with Ian McKellen as Max (a character written with the actor in mind). The play itself caused an uproar. “It educated the world,” Sherman explains. “People knew about how the Third Reich treated Jews and, to some extent, gypsies and political prisoners. But very little had come out about their treatment of homosexuals.” Gays were arrested and interned at work camps prior to the genocide of Jews, gypsies, and handicapped, and continued to be imprisoned even after the fall of the Third Reich and liberation of the camps. The play Bent highlights the reason why - a largely ignored German law, Paragraph 175, making homosexuality a criminal offense, which Hitler reactivated and strengthened during his rise to power.

Performance Dates & Times

November 1, 2013 - 8:00pm

November 2, 2013 - 8:00pm

November 3, 2013 - 2:00pm

November 7, 2013 - 8:00pm

November 8, 2013 - 8:00pm

November 9, 2013 - 8:00pm

Location

Whitney Theater
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Performers

Uncle Freddie
Wolf

Production Team

Costume Designer
Director
Assistant
Director
Assistant
Director
Dramaturg
Lighting Designer
Assistant
Lighting Designer
Lights Crew
Producer
Assistant
Producer
Assistant
Producer
Set Designer
Sound Designer
Assistant
Stage Manager
Stage Manager
Technical Director
Technical Director