Bent opened last weekend to very receptive audiences and has already garnered us a five star review from DC Metro Theater Arts.
Dominion Stage’s Bent was an experience I will always remember. Sherman’s writing alone is brilliant, but Byers’ work brought the piece to life. The incredible power of the play never stopped building and based on the dead silence that met the end of the final scene, I can tell the audience would agree.
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BENT by Martin Sherman
Directed by Shawn g. Byers
Produced by Amy Solo
The play 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. In some regards, the play helped increase that historical research and education in the 1980s and 1990s.
Friday, June 14 & June 21 @ 8 p.m.
Saturday, June 15 & June 22 @ 8 p.m.
Thursday, June 13 & June 20 @ 8 p.m.
For more info and to purchase tickets visit the Dominion Stage Website
Performances for BENT will be at Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Dr. Arlington, VA 22206