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"The play will blow your mind."
Thought Provoking"
---The Coachella Valley Independent

"One of the most enjoyable evenings in the theatre I've experienced in a long time."

"The writing is witty and informative"

"All five actors are superb"

Steve Rosenbaum's direction "smooth, slick & mind-boggling"


Get your PINK on for PINK SATURDAY and support THE BENT

and our home at The Palm Springs Cultural Center

at a fabulous party for a cause!


The Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation, Joe Troncoso and Carl Schreier invite you to HOUSE PARTY PS: PINK SATURDAY on Saturday, April 1st from 4 to 7pm. Get your PINK on and show us how pretty in PINK you can be. Special entertainment will be provided by American Idol’s DAVID HERNANDEZ, drag star BILLY L’AMOUR, STEVEN MICHAEL’S WATER LILLIES featuring the DESERT FLAGGERS and DJ Abie Perkins.

The event will feature a Silent Auction including beautiful art, merchandise, experiences, and much more. Guests will also enjoy Ketel One and Bulleit Bourbon cocktails, Eco Terreno wines, fabulous food and other surprises. Tickets are $100 - 100% of ticket sales goes directly to support THE BENT and The Palm Springs Cultural Center.


This is a vaccinated only event.

The Bent Presents




It’s A Lot is the new show from comedian, author, innovator, and muse Beth Lapides.  It’s about change, navigating through this overwhelming now, the nature of creating, and the possibility that everything is unfolding in divine and perfect order! Beth’s iconic
blend of the soul searching, storying telling, meaning mining, moment making and revival tent inspiration, will be in full effect.

“The godmother of alternative comedy!” The LA Times

“Nothing’s cooler!” Vanity Fair”

Beth is the critically acclaimed creator of UnCabaret, which Variety called ‘a progressive comedy institution’, and which launched the alt comedy revolution. Over the past 25+ years of live shows, TV, CD’s and streaming Beth has welcomed comedy luminaries like Margaret Cho, Bob Odenkirk, Jennifer Coolidge, Kathy Griffin, Julia Sweeney, Alec Mapa, Scott Thompson, Patton Oswalt, Janeane Garofalo and so many more.

“A potentially life changing treasure!” Variety


Beth has appeared on an in: Sex and The City, Comedy Central, Will and Grace, PBS’s Women in Comedy, NPR’s All Things Considered, Vulture’s Good One podcast, CNN, The Today Show, Politically Incorrect, Time Magazine, O Magazine, Elle Décor, LA Yoga, the cover of the LA Weekly etc.

“You need alt comedy swami Beth Lapides!” LA Weekly

“A comedy be in!” Rolling Stone

Mitch Kaplan is the It’s A Lot Musical Director. His songs have been performed and recorded by Chaka Khan, Thelma Houston, Sister Sledge, Sam Harris, and Martika etc. and have appeared in films such as Jonathan Demme’s Something Wild. His song, If I Travel Up, is the end credit song for the upcoming
documentary film Studio One Forever.

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