THE TOTAL BENT
February 7, 2019 – March 10, 2019
Text by Stew
Music & Lyrics by Stew & Heidi Rodewald
Directed by Lili-Anne Brown
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 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.