A Nightmare Odyssey: Spotlight on BENT
This show tells the truth about the persecution of gays in Nazi Germany. It centers around two soldiers, Max, and his lover, Rudy. Bent tells the story of these two men fleeing from the hate and secretly living their lives. As Max and Rudy run from the truth of their fate, they cling on the hope of survival.
Full Length, two hours
11m, all male. Strong role for leading man.
Royal Court Theatre in London, England, on May 3, 1979. Directed by Robert Chetwyn.
Nominee for 1980 Tony Award for Best Play. Named amount the “10 most influential postwar British plays” by Guardian UK.
What They're Saying
“Powerful and provocative.” – The New York Times
“Brilliant…an explosive, overpowering experience.” –Women’s Wear Daily