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In 1923, after celebrated European productions, the Broadway debut of Sholem Asch’s drama God of Vengeance set the stage for an explosive moment in theatrical history. The evocative work of Jewish culture was praised and criticized for taboo themes of censorship, immigration, and anti-Semitism. Inspired by these true events and the controversy, Pulitzer Prize-winner Paula Vogel tells the behind-the-scenes story of the courageous artists who risked their careers and lives to perform a work deemed “indecent.”
A play filled with music and dance, Indecent combines the high entertainment of theatre with the heartbreak of the loss of art and culture for an entire people. An ensemble of actors and musicians portray more than 40 roles in this riveting and richly theatrical backstage drama. “Brimming with good faith” (The New York Times), this enchanting Tony Award®-winning play is a testament to the transformative power of theatre that is timelier than ever before.
The Toronto Premiere of Indecent by Pulitzer Prize-winner Paula Vogel, directed by Joel Greenberg is a Studio 180 Production (Oslo) and stars Jessica Greenberg, Jordan Pettle, Sarah Orenstein, Tracy Michailidis, Alex Poch Goldin, Jake Epstein and Dmitry Chepovetsky.
Indecent reminds us of the power of art to tell us truths long before we are able to recognize
them as such.
– Los Angeles Times
So much rich emotion about history and the theater. A gripping and entertaining show with laughter and tears! – Newsday