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 from the creators of Tony-Award winning Passing Strange and directed by Jeff Award-winner Lili-Anne Brown (Caroline, Or Change, Firebrand Theatre), 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.
HAVEN PRODUCTIONS RECEIVE 10 JEFF NOMINATIONS!
Haven is proud to celebrate the work of our artists, and are thrilled that the 2019 Joseph Jefferson Awards have selected so many of our collaborators to be recognized at this year’s ceremony! Join us in congratulating these brilliant creatives:
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