by Martin Sherman
April 26 - May 6, 2018
Performed at the Stonzek Theatre, 709 Lake Ave, Lake Worth, FL 33460 (next door to the mainstage entrance):
$23 - General Admission (On-line sales will end at 2:30 pm for all 8pm performances and 10:30 am for the 2pm performances. The doors will open approximately 1/2 hour before show time. Additional tickets can be purchased at the door based on day-of-show availability.
Bent revolves around the persecution of gays in Nazi Germany, and takes place during and after the Night of the Long Knives. The title of the play refers to the slang word "bent" used in some European countries to refer to homosexuals. When the play was first performed, there was only a trickle of historical research or even awareness about the Nazi persecution of homosexuals. 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.
"powerful, thought-provoking theater, that should not be missed." -NY Times
"A gripping tale of love, courage and identity." - LA Times