By Paula Vogel, Directed by Josh Hecht, Choreographed by Adin Walker
February 19 – March 8, 2020 at PSU: LINCOLN HALL
A co-production with Artists Repertory Theatre, in association with Portland State University

Nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play of 2017. Sholem Asch’s play The God of Vengeance made a splash on Broadway in 1923, when it was shut down and all of the actors were arrested on charges of obscenity for portraying a lesbian romance between a brothel-owner’s daughter and one of the prostitutes. Pulitzer-prize winning playwright Paula Vogel weaves scenes of Asch’s incendiary play with the imagined conversations with the risk-taking company that brought the script to the stage. Indecent is a riveting backstage drama filled with music, groundbreaking Yiddish theatre, and stage magic.

“Sublime! Staggering in its scope!”
-Bennett Campbell Ferguson, Willamette Week

“At times, I was so engrossed with imagery director Josh Hecht created that I failed to notice that the entire stage had transformed until all of a sudden the light hit it in a new way.
-Krista Garver, Broadway World

“The Portland production, beautifully directed by Profile’s artistic director Josh Hecht, benefits from especially resonant design choices.”
-Darleen Orteaga, The Portland Observer

“Indecent is a moving celebration with some very pretty pictures.”-Conner Reed, Portland Monthly


Feb 28: Queer Night
Discounted tickets, pre-show reception & door prizes starting @ 6:30PM

Feb 29: The God of Vengeance Reading at Beth Israel (ACT 1) and Mar 1: The God of Vengeance Reading at Q Center (ACT 2) Beth Israel, the Q Center, and the Jewish Theatre Collaborative present a reading in two sessions of THE GOD OF VENGEANCE. Emily Simon will conduct a talkback/lecture following readings. @ 7PM

Mar 6: Soul Night
Discounted tickets, pre-show reception & door prizes starting @ 6:30PM

Post-Matinee Talkbacks:
Mar 1: “Whose America Is It?”
Mar 8: Oregon Psychoanalytic Center Post-Matinee Talkback


Michael Mendelson as Lemml
Miriam Schwartz as Chana
Joshua J. Weinstein as Avram
Jamie M. Rea as Halina
Gavin Hoffman as Mendel
Linda Alper as Vera
David Meyers as Otto
Andrew Alikhanoc as Mayer/Clarinet
Michelle Alany as Nelly/Violin
Christina Crowder as Moriz/Accordian

Choreographer: Adin Walker
Assistant Director: Jennie Spector
Scenic/Projections Designer: Peter Ksander
Costume Designer: Wanda Walden
Lighting Designer: Kristeen Willis
Sound Designer: Matt Wiens
Properties Master: Lauren Chilton
Dramaturgs: Luan Schooler, Pancho Savery, Karin Magaldi
Dialect/Voice Coach: Stephanie Gaslin
Fight Choreographer: Jonathan Cole
Intimacy Consultant: Amanda K Cole
Directing/Choreography Intern: Tommy O’Flannigan
Stage Manager: Carol Ann Wohlmut
Assistant Stage Manager: Jamie Lynne Simons
Production Assistant: Ariela Subar
Sound Engineer: Rory Breshears
Costume/Wardrobe Head: Alana Wight-Yedinak
PSU Design/Technical Instructor: James Mapes