Lucky me....I was able to attend the Theater 68 Opening Night of the
BENT starring Tyler Christopher. Tyler's portrayal of Max was
fabulous. The role is perfect for him; do see it if you can.
It was a nice evening; I had dinner with friends I met on Tyler
There was an Opening Night gathering after the show. I was with a
from TCB; Tyler came over to say hi to us, he's such a nice guy. He
welcomed us and thanked us for going; we talked a few minutes he told
While my friend and I visited we spent a few minutes talking to
Hearst about the play. When it was time to leave I let Tyler know we
going, he came over to say good bye and thanked us again; he's very
and gracious host.
I hope you all have the opportunity to see the play. The following
my review of the play:
I think MasterCard said it best
Getting the opportunity to see Tyler perform on stage....
If there is a way do it!!
Bent is a tragic love story set during Hitler's regime. The story
began in Berlin during the time the Gestapo was imprisoning and
murdering members of the Jewish, Gypsy, Jehovah Witness and
Homosexual communities. A drunken liaison at the time of the purge
of gay men in the Nazi rank put Max and boyfriend Rudy in the middle
of the homosexual roundup. Max and Rudy were arrested and
transported to Dachau in a cattle car where Max met Horst. Bent is
their story of passion and love during the oppression and
extermination of Homosexual men in Nazi Germany.
To say Tyler was fabulous is not enough. It was surreal; from the
moment Tyler walked on the stage as Max Berber he commanded the
attention of every person in the audience. There were moments when
you could have heard a pin drop in the sold out audience. He was
raw, intense, funny and tragic. The range of emotion he brought us
through was amazing, I laughed, I cried, I was angry, I was
heartbroken and in the end I was devastated. Bravo!!!
The supporting cast was outstanding; Jamison Jones was brilliant in
his portrayal of Horst, as were Stephen Kline who played Rudy, Andrew
Miller who played Wolf, Paul A. Hicks who played Greta and Rick Schiaffo who played Freddie.
This is a must see for all Tyler fans and Theater fans alike.
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