Produced in association with La Jolla Playhouse and Yale Repertory Theatre
Written by Paula Vogel
Created by Paula Vogel and Rebecca Taichman
Music and Music Direction by Lisa Gutkin and Aaron Halva
Choreography by David Dorfman
Directed by Rebecca Taichman
New York Premiere | April 27 - June 19, 2016
with Katrina Lenk, Mimi Lieber, Max Gordon Moore, Tom Nelis, Steven Rattazzi, Richard Topol, Adina Verson
Musicians: Mike Cohen, Lisa Gutkin, Aaron Halva
INDECENT, created by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel (Vineyard’s HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE and THE LONG CHRISTMAS RIDE HOME) and award-winning director Rebecca Taichman (FAMILIAR, STAGE KISS), is a deeply moving new play with music, inspired by the true events surrounding the controversial 1923 Broadway debut of Sholem Asch’s GOD OF VENGEANCE — a play seen by some as a seminal work of Jewish culture, and by others as an act of traitorous libel. INDECENT charts the history of an incendiary drama and the path of the artists who risked their careers and lives to perform it.
TERRIFIC! A POWERFUL NEW PLAY.
This superbly realized production sheds an eye-opening light on a little known time.” – Charles Isherwood, The New York Times
“‘INDECENT’ IS ILLUMINATING AND HEARTBREAKING!
A celebration of the power of theater. The actors are excellent.” – Adam Feldman, Time Out
“A TENDER, UNCONVENTIONAL PLAY! ORIGINAL AND VIBRANT!”
– Alexis Soleski, The Guardian
“PROFOUND! A MOVING AND FASCINATING NEW WORK!
An important new play with music, graced with seven extraordinary actors.” – Linda Winer, Newsday
“A RIVETING AND VIVID BACKSTAGE DRAMA!”
– Marilyn Stasio, Variety
“A POWERFUL NEW PLAY! TRULY A CELEBRATION OF THE POWER OF THEATRE.
Adds humor and insight to the past. The cast is impeccable!” – Jennifer Farrar, Associated Press
“AN AMAZING TALE! THEATRE AS A LIFE FORCE!”
– Elisabeth Vincentelli, New York Post
“POTENT AND POETIC!
A work about the power of art that sifts through history.”
– Joe Dziemianowiz, New York Daily News
“A SPELLBINDING EVENING! THRILLING AND SHATTERING!
A FANTASTIC WORK OF IMAGINATION, CRAFT AND HISTORY. AN EXHILARATING RIDE!”
– Jeremy Gerard, Deadline Hollywood
“‘INDECENT’ IS UTTERLY FASCINATING! DAZZLING DIRECTION. AN INCREDIBLE JOURNEY!”
– Robert Hofler, The Wrap
“MESMERIZING! SIMPLY BREATHTAKING!”
– Melissa Rose Bernardo, Entertainment Weekly
“A MUST-SEE! IMPORTANT AND HARROWING!”
– Pete Hempstead, TheaterMania
“A MARVELOUS NEW PLAY! AN INSPIRED PRODUCTION!”
Theatre at its most poetic, melded with insight and emotional depth. The entire cast is sublime.”
– Roma Torre, NY1