Indecent

Author(s): Paula Vogel
THE STORY: INDECENT, by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel, is a deeply moving play 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.
Format: Full Length Drama/Play with Music
Cast Size:4M,3W
Character breakdown:

Cast of 7

Lemml/others

Sholem Asch/Eugene O’Neill/others

Dine/Menke/others

Ruth/Rifkele/Madje/others

Rudolph Schildkraut/Older Asch/others

Nakhman/Harry Weinberger/others

Esther/others

Musicians

Notes:

The play was commissioned by Yale Repertory Theatre and American Revolutions: The United States History Cycle at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and received the 2015 Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award. Indecent had its world premiere as a co-production between Yale Repertory Theatre in October 2015. and La Jolla Playhouse from November 13 to December 10, 2015.

The play had its New York premiere Off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre and a broadway run at Cort Theatre in 2017.

Snapshot

Original or Prominent Production:
Yale Repertory Theatre 2015, World Premiere
Original Source Material: 1923 Broadway debut of Sholem Asch’s God of Vengeance
Nationality of Author: U.S.
Original Language:
Publisher:

Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
440 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10016
Tel. 212-683-8960
Fax 212-213-1539
www.dramatists.com

Production Rights Holder:

Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
440 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10016
Tel. 212-683-8960
Fax 212-213-1539
www.dramatists.com

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