BENT: An Opportunity for Historic Queer Theatre

Posted on October 27th, 2009 by .

“I love you. What’s wrong with that?”

– Max (the lead character in BENT)

Sherman Miller’s critically acclaimed (and controversial) 1979 play, BENT, will be presented in Montreal from November 5 – 15, 2009.

I am highly anticipating this performance.

Find out how you can get tickets…

Written in 1979 by Sherman Miller, BENT is the groundbreaking story of acceptance, tolerance and love in the wrong time and the wrong place — Nazi Germany. The play starred international queer icon Ian McKellen in its original 1979 West-End production.

Over the years, many notable actors have tackled the role of “Max” (the lead), such as Richard Gere, Ralph Fiennes, Alan Cumming and even Clive Owen in the 1998 film adaptation. BENT is a critically acclaimed, historic theatrical piece that each queer person absolutely MUST see performed live at least once in his/her life.

And if you time it right, it would make a great night of queer theatre for your Montreal weekend getaway… just sayin’.

Says Carolyn Fe (artistic director), “For me, this play goes beyond the pink triangle; it goes all the way to accepting and believing in oneself regardless of how difficult the environment or the times may be.”

And that is beautifully stated.


Altera Vitae Productions (click through for tickets)
Espace 4001 – 4001 Berri Street, corner of Duluth


8:00 pm: November 5 – 8, 10 – 14
2:00 pm: November 7*, 8*, 14, 15

20$ general admission
18$ students/seniors
15$/person for groups of 10 or more

*SPECIAL: Get 2 tickets for the price of 1 regular admission (20$), valid for November 7 & 8, 2:00 pm shows only.

Insider Tip: The theatre (Espace 4001) is in the heart of Montreal’s trendy Plateau. I recommend dinner along Duluth Street, such as the Kyber Pass or L’Académie .

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