by Martin Sherman

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.
Contact the Show
November 1 at 8:00pm
November 2 at 8:00pm
November 3 at 2:00pm
November 7 at 8:00pm
November 8 at 8:00pm
November 9 at 8:00pm
@ The Whitney Theater
Show no longer running
Patrons should arrive at the theater 15 minutes before the performance to claim their reservation. At the scheduled performance time, patrons will be let in off of the waitlist based on when they signed up on the YDC website. Patrons with reservations arriving after this time will be treated as if they are at the top of the waitlist. Please see the full policy here.
Production Staff
DirectorMolly Houlahan
ProducerEmma Hills
Stage ManagerAndrea Moreno
Technical DirectorColleen McDermott
Technical DirectorTom Delgado
Lighting DesignerJavier Cienfuegos
Sound DesignerJuliet DeButts
Set DesignerElif Erez
Costume DesignerStephanie Chiang
DramaturgTess McCann
Lights CrewHillary Luong
Assistant DirectorAlison Mosier-Mills
Assistant DirectorZachary Elkind
Assistant ProducerMarianna Gailus
Assistant ProducerEliza Robertson
Assistant Stage ManagerTaylor Rogers
Assistant Lighting DesignerAl Nurani
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