The Boys in the Band
The BENT in association with Palm Springs Cultural Center present the Boys in the Band April 28 - May 7, 2023. The Bent, in association
The BENT in association with Palm Springs Cultural Center present the Boys in the Band April 28 - May 7, 2023.
The Bent, in association with The Palm Springs Cultural Center is pleased to present THE BOYS IN THE BAND as the grand finale of our first season as Palm Springs new LGBTQ+ theater.
THE BOYS IN THE BAND by Mart Crowley, is “the” play that defined gay theater when it premiered Off-Broadway in 1968. It is a ground-breaking portrayal of gay life in New York City during that era as a group of friends gather for a funny, but volatile birthday party that tests the boundaries of friendship.
The play was immediately made into a film with its original cast that enjoys cult status in the gay community. It was then revived on Broadway for its 50th anniversary with an all-star cast and then made into another film. These iconic characters don’t always cast a pretty image of gay life in the 1960s, but they do skillfully reflect the pain, struggle and humanity of our past—much of which is still all too relevant today.
Directed by Steve Rosenbaum. Featuring Terry Ray, Scott Hill, Grey LeFey, Scott Khouri, Tony Bradford, Matthew Yenesel, Kevin Steinberg, Nunzio Sisto and Peter Grey
The show is at 7:00 pm on Fridays and Saturdays and 2:00 pm on Sundays
(Friday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Palm Springs Cultural Center
2300 East Baristo Road, Palm Springs, California 92262