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FSU Department of Theatre Kicks Off Season With “Bent”
09/21/2010

FSU Department of Theatre Kicks Off Season With “Bent”
Pictured from left to right, Bill Dennison as Horst, Justin Truesdale as Max and Andrew Matthews as Rudy
The 2010-2011 season of Frostburg State University Theatre will begin with the Main Stage production “Bent” by Martin Sherman. The performance dates are Oct. 8, 9, 14, 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee performance on Oct. 9 at 2 p.m. in the F. Perry Smith Studio Theatre.

This haunting play depicting the Nazis’ persecution of many groups, including homosexuals, in the years leading up to World War II focuses on lovers Max and Rudy, who are leading a rather frivolous life in Berlin, 1934. After a night of debauchery, they are suddenly faced with a Gestapo raid, which sends them on a nightmare odyssey through Nazi Germany. In the camps, since homosexuals are ranked lower on the human scale than Jews, Max bribes a guard to obtain a Jewish star to replace his pink triangle. There Max meets Horst, a fellow prisoner who makes him confront his own humanity. Universally acclaimed as a controversial, important and deeply moving play, “Bent” has been produced on Broadway three times since 1979.

Tickets are $6 for students and $12 for the general public. Season subscriptions are available. The Main Stage subscription offers the general public four tickets to Main Stage shows for $40. The student subscription offers students six tickets to both Main Stage and Second Stage productions for $30. In addition to a cost savings, season subscribers can reserve tickets in advance of the general public.

For more information or to make a reservation, contact the Theatre and Dance box office at 301-687-7462, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 to 4 p.m.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258.

For further information on this release, contact:

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Frostburg State University
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