“Wow. Mind blown: Not only is The Lincoln Debate a brand-new play celebrating its world premiere; it’s the first production of a brand-new local LGBTQ+ theater company, The Bent.

Then there’s the subject matter: It’ll blow your mind, too.

I thought the title may refer to Lincoln’s famous series of debates with Sen. Stephen Douglas (something we’ve all heard of but know little about), but no: The debate is really over whether or not Lincoln was gay.

Whaaaaaaaaat? Lincoln? Didn’t he father a whole troupe of kids? Well, yes … and Mary Todd Lincoln started it off by giving birth exactly nine months after they were finally married. But this play deals with the years when he was a bachelor before that…”

[Read the full review at cvindependent.com]