By Paula Vogel
February 18 – March 12, 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.
“A riveting backstage drama…” —The New Yorker.
“A brave play that fearlessly [tells] the world there’s nothing indecent about love.” —TheaterMania.com.