September 19 - October 11, 2014
Martin Sherman’s modern classic, an international phenomenon, Bent, comes to Boston. It is the Night of the Long Knives in Berlin. Adolf Hitler, in his terrifying rise to power, purges his own army of homosexuals through arrest and murder, and sends thousands of gay Germans to suffer and die in the concentration camps. For Max, his lover, and gay men across the country, nothing would ever be the same again. We follow Max to the Dachau concentration camp, where gays were persecuted further - ostracized even by their fellow prisoners. There, Max struggles to regain a sense of power through his wits, his charm, and no small degree of ruthlessness. Through it all, he finds tiny moments of liberation - and even happiness - by embracing the companionship and eventual love of a fellow prisoner.