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  The Total Bent at The Den Theatre

The Total Bent

The Den Theatre
1329-1333 N. Milwaukee Chicago

When a British record producer arrives in Montgomery, Alabama to hook Marty Roy, a young black musical prodigy, he launches us back into Marty's tumultuous upbringing. The son of a gospel star and self-proclaimed healer, Marty spent his childhood writing the songs that have made his charismatic father famous. But in a nation on the verge of social upheaval, with the rising heat from the street guiding his pen, Marty finds himself at odds with his spiritually forceful father as he strives to create a masterpiece that will change America - no matter the cost. A funny, fiery, one-of-a-kind show, The Total Bent is about the passions that divide a father and son as they make their music and make their choice between salvation and selling out.

Presented by Haven Theatre and About Face Theatre

Thru - Mar 10, 2019

Sat, Feb 16: 8:00pm
Sun, Feb 17: 3:00pm
Thu, Feb 21: 8:00pm
Fri, Feb 22: 8:00pm
Sat, Feb 23: 8:00pm
Sun, Feb 24: 3:00pm
Thu, Feb 28: 8:00pm
Fri, Mar 1: 8:00pm
Sat, Mar 2: 8:00pm
Sun, Mar 3: 3:00pm
Thu, Mar 7: 8:00pm
Fri, Mar 8: 8:00pm
Sat, Mar 9: 8:00pm
Sun, Mar 10: 3:00pm

Price: $35

Show Type: Musical

Box Office: 773-697-3830

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  The Total Bent Reviews
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Chicago Tribune - Highly Recommended

"...The score, featuring a blistering array of funk, gospel, soul, blues and rock, fills the small space at Haven with a six-piece band under Hill’s musical direction. Brown (who also directed “Passing Strange” with now-defunct Bailiwick Chicago in 2011) keeps Stew and Rodewald’s musical manifesto in near-perfect calibration between being “ironically detached” (as Marty is described at one point) and delivering a full-throated cri de coeur for musical salvation."
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Kerry Reid

Chicago On Stage - Recommended

"...Rifts between fathers and sons have long been fodder for drama as well as comedy, and both are present in abundance in Stew and Heidi Rodewald’s The Total Bent, a musical now being presented at the Den Theatre by Haven Theatre in association with About Face Theatre. The play, which features some dynamite music and top-notch performances, is a bit threadbare on plot but still very entertaining."
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Karen Topham

Picture This Post - Recommended

"...Powerful script and impeccable storytelling make The Total Bent, in this writer's opinion, is a theatrical event like no other."
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Lauren Katz

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   This show has been Jeff Recommended*

*The designation of "Jeff Recommended" is given to a production when at least ONE ELEMENT of the show was deemed outstanding by the Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee.

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