Auditions for Bent by Hard Bargain Players, Jun 1 & 2
By Martin Sherman
Directed by Matt Jones
June 1 & 2, 2019
The Hard Bargain Players and director Matt Jones are thrilled to announce auditions for their upcoming production of BENT by Martin Sherman.
AUDITION DATES AND LOCATION
Saturday, June 1st at 12pm
Sunday, June 2nd at 12pm
Hard Bargain Ampitheater
2001 Bryan Point Rd
Accokeek, MD 20607
Callbacks, if necessary, are TBD
Auditioners will be asked to perform cold readings from the script.
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Please come prepared to list any conflicts you may have during the rehearsal process.
Performance Location: Hard Bargain Players.
Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm, August 9-24, 2019.
“Bent is a story of living versus survival. It concerns Max, a gay ‘wheeler-dealer’ who leads a dissolute life of drink, drugs, and sporadic sex in prewar Berlin. One night he and his lover Rudy pick up the wrong man–someone who’s on the Nazi’s wanted list. Max and Rudy are forced to flee Berlin and live underground. Ultimately they are arrested, and sent to Dachau. En route, Rudy is murdered, but Max survives with the help of a ‘pink triangle’ prisoner, Horst. Once in Dachau, Max makes a deal to wear a Jewish star, therefore avoiding the pink triangle, the badge of the ‘lowest,’ the homosexual. He arranges for Horst to be on his work detail, doing pointless and exhausting–but not dangerous–labor. As time goes by, they fall in love. They become lovers through their imagination, and through their words. When Horst is threatened, Max understands, at last, that life is more than mere survival.” – Mad Stage