March 13 – 29, 2020 - CANCELED. For more information see:

By Martin Sherman

Directed by Peyton Pugmire

Profound and provocative, BENT is the story of courage and survival in the face of extreme hate and circumstance. Set in 1930’s Berlin where homosexuality is viewed as worse than being Jewish, Max and Rudy attempt to flee before being caught by Nazi soldiers.

In his 5 Shows to See in Boston this March column, TheaterMania's Christopher Ehlers writes, "Martin Sherman's contemporary classic is the equivalent of a theatrical punch to the gut, but this wrenching and provocative play about the relationship between two gay men at a concentration camp is as close to required viewing as it gets this spring. Bent hurts so good."

Strikingly relevant, global, and moving, BENT will keep audiences thinking and talking about the experience of it long after the lights come down.


Quinton Kappel as Max

Michael John Ciszewski as Rudy

Paul James Lang* as Horst

David Berti as Uncle Freddie, Prisoner

Matthew Finn as Greta, Prisoner, Kapo

Rob Slotnick as Captain

Nicholas Miller as Wolf, Officer

Jay Connolly as Guard




Directed by Peyton Pugmire

Producer: Brian Boruta

Program Assistant: Cathie Regan

Cellist/Composer: Valerie Thompson

Stage Manager: Elissa Jordan

Assistant Stage Manager: Abigail Moldover

Scenic Designer: Ryan Bates

Lighting Designer: SeifAllah Sallotto-Cristobal

Costume Designer: Maureen Festa Crary

Properties and Set Dressing: Sarajane Morse Mullins

Wig Master: Marc Capizzi

Fight Choreography: Chris Cardoni



03/13/2020 - 8:00pm
03/14/2020 - 8:00pm
03/15/2020 - 3:00pm
03/19/2020 - 7:30pm
03/20/2020 - 8:00pm
03/21/2020 - 8:00pm
03/22/2020 - 3:00pm
03/26/2020 - 7:30pm
03/27/2020 - 8:00pm
03/28/2020 - 8:00pm
03/29/2020 - 3:00pm