It’s been more than 25 years since Martin Sherman’s Bent, a groundbreaking drama about the rare power of love in the most inhumane conditions, opened on Broadway. The Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum presents its first major revival through August 23.
Set in Germany in the 1930s, Bent follows the struggles of gay men trying to survive in Nazi Germany, in particular two men who, in the midst of the darkest moments of mankind, manage to give and receive love and find strength in each other. The cast features Andy Mientus (Les Misérables, Broadway; Smash, NBC) and Jake Shears, lead singer for Scissor Sisters.
Mark Taper Forum at the Music Center Downtown Los Angeles
135 North Grand Avenue
Through August 23