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Indecent

Large Mixed Cast

Paula Vogel Price: $14.95

Pulitzer prize-winner Paula Vogel's Indecent is a riveting look at an explosive moment in theatrical history

It's inspired by the true story of the controversial 1923 Broadway debut of Sholem Aschís play God of Vengeance about an amorous affair between two women

When Sholem Asch wrote it in 1907, he didnít imagine the height of controversy the play would eventually reach

First performed at first in Yiddish and German, the playís subject matter wasnít deemed contentious

That is, until it was produced in English when the American audiences were scandalized by its lesbian content

Paula Vogelís play with music traces the trajectory of the showís success - through its tour in Europe to its abrupt and explosive demise on Broadway in 1923 which included the arrest of the entire cast and crew

Indecent had its world premiere production at Yale Repertory Theatre in October 2015 and had its New York premiere Off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre in May 2016 before transferring to Broadway in April 2017

REVIEWS

"Revelatory Ö As intimate and immediate as a whispered secret. Vogelís play thrums with music, desire, and fear, and itís shrewd about the ways in which America isnít free, and about how art does and doesnít transcend the perilous winds of history" ~ New Yorker

'Superbly realized ... [this] powerful play sheds an eye-opening light on a little-known time when theatrical history, Jewish culture, and the frank depiction of homosexuality intersected, with explosive results" ~ New York Times


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