In advance of their production of the play Bent members of the Justice Theater Project will lead a discussion of the powerful nonfiction work, The Pink Triangle by Richard Plant, about the Nazi war against homosexuals in the 1940s.
Beginning with the history of economic and social collapse in Germany after the first World War, this work of nonfiction explores how civil unrest created frustration and fostered the lashing out against anyone who was "other". Sponsored by The Justice Theater Project as a part of the education and outreach surrounding the February 9-18 performances of the play "Bent" by Martin Sherman, Directed by Joel Rainey. www.thejusticetheaterproject.org
Books may be purchased in Quail Ridge prior to the discussion. Dramaturg Sara Thompson will lead the discussion.
Join us for a discussion and to learn more about the theater company and their upcoming production.
This is the first comprehensive book in English on the fate of the homosexuals in Nazi Germany. The author, a German refugee, examines the climate and conditions that gave rise to a vicious campaign against Germany's gays, as directed by Himmler and his SS--persecution that resulted in tens of thousands of arrests and thousands of deaths.