We love lavishly produced musicals with showtune-singing, somersaulting drag queens as much as the next gay, but the LGBT experience isn’t always fun and games. And it’s important to remind ourselves how far we’ve actually come.
This weekend, you have the opportunity to experience one of the most moving plays ever written. In observance of YomHaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) Hope for Peace & Justice presents BENT, written by Martin Sherman and directed by Daniel Scott Cates.
The story focuses on a man named Max (a homosexual on the run from the Nazis during WWII), his arrival at a prison camp and the relationship he develops with a fellow prisoner. It’s a harrowing tale of violence and terror, but also one of self respect in the face of horrible adversity.
It’s a show you simply can’t miss because it truly puts life into perspective.
No Oprah required.