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June 1, 2018 8:00PM  to  July 1, 2018 3:00PM

Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays | 3 p.m. Sundays | Studio Theater
Bent | Beck Center for the Arts

  • Written by Martin Sherman
  • Directed by Matthew Wright
  • Presented through special arrangement with Samuel French Inc.
  • Contains adult content.
  • Buy Early & Save! Use code TRIANGLE when ordering tickets online or over the phone to save $5 on adult or senior tickets before June 1.
  • Student tickets only $15 with valid ID
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"Perfectly paced, honest and interesting." - Cleveland Jewish News

“Powerful and provocative." - The New York Times

" explosive, overpowering experience." - Women's Wear Daily

The influential play Bent follows a group of gay men finding ways to survive persecution before and after the Night of the Long Knives. Within the confines of a concentration camp a secret love affair illustrates how the selfless love of one person for another can overcome oppression, even under the most extreme circumstances. When Bent was written, there was little awareness about the persecution of homosexuals by the Nazis. The original production starred Ian McKellen, and the play has gone on to increase education and historical research. Nominated for a 1979 Tony Award for Best Play.

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CAC 4c NEW 27may09  Ohio Arts Council

Programming at Beck Center for the Arts is made possible through the generous support of the Ohio Arts Council. Beck Center gratefully acknowledges the generous funding provided by the citizens of Cuyahoga County through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture.

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