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Thursday
26
APR

Black Box Series: Bent

20:00
16:00
Lake Worth Playhouse
Event organized by Lake Worth Playhouse

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Bent by Martin Sherman
April 26th – May 6th
General Admission - $23

Bent revolves around the persecution of gays in Nazi Germany, and takes place during and after the Night of the Long Knives. The title of the play refers to the slang word "bent" used in some European countries to refer to homosexuals. When the play was first performed, there was only a trickle of historical research or even awareness about the Nazi persecution of homosexuals. The play Bent highlights the reason why - a largely ignored German law, Paragraph 175, making homosexuality a criminal offense, which Hitler reactivated and strengthened during his rise to power.