A tragic love story set in Nazi Germany, Bent follows the journey of Max, a young gay man from Berlin, who learns to accept himself and to love in the face of horrific and impossible odds. Intended for mature audiences. More…
From the show:
Ripe with sexuality, humor, and brutality, Bent sheds light on the widely untold history of the persecution of homosexual men during the Holocaust.
See it if you want to immerse yourself into 1930's Germany with Nazism on the rise with Jews and gays being persecuted with a young, athletic cast.
Don't see it if you want to isolate yourself from the horror and the truth of the mistreatment of people, then and now.
See it if Persecuted fluffs are snuffed out of Berlin and sent to Dachau. Great "Max" by Bethmann. "You can be arrested for having fluff thoughts"
Don't see it if No effort re-creating 1935. Nine blocks from metro. "He's not bent, make him a Jew/Remember cocaine?/You should be wearing a pink triangle"
See it if Powerful revival of gay men, love, despair and extreme violence in 1930s Germany. See life inside concentration camp and the horrid Hat Game
Don't see it if The terror of watching what happens is too much for you. Beatings, murders, screams and chilling final moment. 2hr10min.
See it if You’re interested in Nazi insanity and a view of Gay life in 1930’s Berlin.
Don't see it if If you’re not looking for a hauntingly painful experience.
See it if Gay men trying to stay true and live in a hateful world then a Nazi camp. Mostly the same as the film, from what I remember.
Don't see it if Nazis or Holocaust are triggering. Dislike gay men stories. Lower production set.
See it if You're up for a tight, deeply felt, powerfully acted, sensitive, stripped-down production, with a beautifully cast ensemble.
Don't see it if You're homophobic, dislike Holocaust stories (however important), nudity, violence, torture—or stories with all those plus humor and love.
See it if You want to see a live production of the play even if it's a stripped-down version.
Don't see it if You don't like male nudity or gay themes or stories set during the Holocaust.
See it if How gay men struggle to survive in Nazi Germany; Refined acting from “Max” & his closeted uncle; Intimacy successfully created;
Don't see it if Cheap props & set helped little with the make-believe; Loud gunshot; Nudity (super hot tho); Pace can pick up a little;
See it if You’re interested in seeing a mostly young, enthusiastic team stage a classic play about gays during the Holocaust.
Don't see it if You avoid bleak works. You need high production values. You can’t forgive slightly uneven acting.
See it if The theme of Nazi persecution of gays interests you.
Don't see it if Sad plays set during the Holocaust are off-putting to you. You won’t travel to Brooklyn to a small, low budget venue.
See it if you want to be moved by a piece of theater. The performances are powerful.
Don't see it if you're looking for a pricey production. This show is being put on by a cast of relative unknowns in a black box theater in Brooklyn.
See it if if you enjoy edgy works. Theatre that is provocative.
Don't see it if if you only enjoy fluffy comedies or musicals. Do not care for nudity, even if brief, And do not care for strong sexual language.
See it if You enjoy small production put on by a few passionate people Most of the actors are doing a great job and pulled me into the story.
Don't see it if You want high production value or a very professional experience. The lack blackouts and professional sound effects can be distracting.
See it if you like a well written Holocaust drama that is, at its heart, a tragic love story of two gay men in a concentration camp in Nazi Germany.
Don't see it if you do not like nudity, violence, LGBT, holocaust, theater in general... I don’t know - this is a beautifully acted play- give it a chance!
See it if You like plays dealing with homosexuality during the world war 2 era and how Hitler and the Nazi's dealt with this issue.
Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with homosexual issues and nudity.
See it if you like great acting by two up-and-comers; creative story of gay relationship during Holocaust period; don't mind realistic sexual content.
Don't see it if you like large productions; dislike nudity and are uncomfortable with a very real portrayal of two gay men having a climax without touching.
Also The climax scene was amazing; so realistic and gutsy.
See it if You want to see how gays were tortured in the holocaust in a well written and well acted and even funny play
Don't see it if You are a neoNazi, homophobic or a friend of Mike Pence
See it if You enjoy work that resides within the LGBTQ cannon.
Don't see it if You are not Interested in plot lines about homosexuality, concentration camps, or wish to bear witness to acts of violence/malice on stage.