Entire Engagement Cancelled Due to COVID-19
Indecent, the Tony Award®-winning play by Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel, was to have begun rehearsals on March 30 with a stellar Canadian cast — Jessica Greenberg, Jordan Pettle, Sarah Orenstein, Tracy Michailidis, Alex Poch Goldin, Jake Epstein and Dmitry Chepovetsky. Performances were scheduled to begin on May 5.
A Studio 180 production — the company that has previously brought Oslo, King Charles III, My Night with Reg, God of Carnage and Clybourne Park to past Off-Mirvish seasons— the show was to have been presented by David Mirvish and directed by Joel Greenberg.
Indecent tells the story of a theatre company on Broadway in 1923 producing the controversial Sholem Asch’s drama God of Vengeance, an evocative work of Jewish culture that had both been praised and criticized for taboo themes of censorship, immigration, and anti-Semitism.
Inspired by these true events and the controversy, 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.
The 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 play is a testament to the transformative power of theatre that is timelier than ever before.
The Broadway production of Indecent won acclaim and awards, including a Tony for Best Director. Reviews for the play were outstanding:
"Indecent reminds us of the power of art to tell us truths long before we are able to recognize them as such. – The long Angeles Times
"So much rich emotion about history and the theater. A gripping and entertaining show with laughter and tears!” – Newsday
It is a play that demands to be seen in Toronto.
Again, once safety has been restored to the world, Mirvish Productions and Studio 180 hope to reschedule the production in a coming season.
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