Bent | Umstead Park United Church of Christ | Stage | Indy Week
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When: Feb. 9-18 2018
Price: $15-$22

Two gay men are talking over bowls of soup in the corner of a garrison in Dachau. "You didn't think I'd make it, did you? Off the train?" the first man asks. "I'm going to stay alive ... because of you. You told me how." The second man replies, "Yes. I did." Then, after a moment's silence, he adds, "I'm sorry." Bent, Martin Sherman's 1979 drama, follows Max, a performer and grifter, from the gay nightclubs of Berlin down through the nightmare world of Germany in June 1934. Hitler has ordered for homosexuals to be purged from the army. Storm troopers are rounding up social undesirables and placing them in "protective custody" in Dachau. In Sherman's gripping play, we bear witness as prisoners resist a regime's attempts to strip away their identity and humanity before it takes their lives. Joel Rainey directs this Justice Theater Project production starring Sean Wellington and Justin Brent Johnson. —Byron Woods



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