“I just had one of the most extraordinary theater experiences I’ve had in a while. Who knew the second production of The Bent, which focuses on LGBTQ+ theater, was going to be such a knockout?

Martin Sherman’s Gently Down the Stream is a wordy one-act with 12 “scenes” that take place between 2001 and 2014. Sherman has been nominated for two Tony Awards—for Bent and The Boy From Oz—while Gently Down the Stream was performed off-Broadway in 2017.

On opening night at the Palm Springs Cultural Center, the theater was packed—and overwhelmingly male, which is no surprise, given the play touches on recent gay history…”

[Read the full review at cvindependent.com]