BUFFALO, NY ( WKBW ) Darwin McPherson from Buffalo Spree magazine reviews a socially relevant show on stage at the BUA Theater in Buffalo.
He visited with Channel 7's Mike Randall on "Eyewitness News This Morning" with a review.
BUA proudly presents BENT
In 1934 Berlin on the eve of the Nazi incursion, Max, a grifter and his lover Rudy are recovering from a night of debauchery with a SA trooper. Two soldiers burst into the apartment and slit their guest's throat, beginning a nightmare odyssey through Nazi Germany. Ranked lower on the human scale than Jews, the men as awoved homosexuals, flee. Desperate and on the run, Max asks his own "discreetly" homosexual Uncle Freddie for help as the older man offers little more than suggestions on how to live, as he does, practicing homosexuality on the side. Attempting their escape, Rudy is beaten to death as Horst, another homosexual prisoner, warns Max to deny his lover. Taken to a death camp at Dachau, Max and Horst branded with the "pink triangle", hope to survive with each other for comfort and courage but it is not to be.
by Martin Sherman
WHO: directed by Drew McCabe
starring Marc Sacco, Chris LaBanca, Christopher S. Parada, Michael Seitz, Jonathan Shuey, James Wild, and Timothy Patrick Finnegan.
WHEN: September 23rd – October 15th
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: BUA Theater, 119 Chippewa St.
(between Delaware and Elmwood)
TICKETS: $23.00 general admission, $20.00 for seniors,
$18.00 for members, $15.00 for students.