BENT - 1979 - Tom Bell and Ian McKellen
Making love without touching.
This is one of the most upsetting, powerful plays I have ever read. The scene where they make love without touching actually moved me to tears on the page alone.
There’s a scene in this play in which Ian McKellen’s character Max is forced to beat his lover to death on the train to Auschwitz. During one performance, Ian McKellen became so upset, he actually defecated on stage.