NIU CVPA and MUSE Theatre Collection Present: Bent

Bent by Martin Sherman is a collaboration project between Northern Illinois University’s College of Visual & Performing Arts, The Graduate School, Gender/Sexuality Resource Center, School of Theatre & Dance, School of Music, and School of Art & Design. The play brings awareness to the persecution of homosexuals during the Holocaust, as it follows one man’s journey of owning his identity as a gay man during this terrible time. Bent is less about displaying a story of victimization but a story of strength. The play comments on love, tolerance, and human dignity as it explores true meaning of self, our responsibilities to others, and how we might handle impossible situations that put our existence at risk.

Bent opens Holocaust Remembrance Day, and runs for three ninety-minute productions in The Black Box Theatre, in the School of Theatre & Dance’s newly renovated Stevens Building. It runs Thursday, May 2nd, Friday, May 3rd, and Saturday, May 4th at 7:30 PM. MUSE Theatre Collective, an NIU alumni theatre company, is set to remount the production in Chicago June 19-21 during PRIDE month.

Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 7:30 PM

Stevens Building, Black Box Theatre
200 University Circle, DeKalb, IL 60115

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Concerts, Exhibits and Performances


Arts and Culture

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Students, Faculty and Staff, Alumni, General Public, Prospective Students



$5 students, $10 adults

College of Visual and Performing Arts
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Daniel Kies

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