Running since April 2017 A new drama that follows the history of a controversial Broadway play and the artists that risked everything to perform it.
From the producers: "Indecent" follows the incredible journey of a controversial piece of theater and the passionate artists who risked their lives to perform it. This riveting and richly theatrical backstage drama is a celebration of art and tradition, a fierce indictment of censorship and a gripping look at an explosive moment in history.
The story of "Indecent" is inspired by the real-life controversy surrounding the 1923 Broadway production of Sholem Asch's "God of Vengeance," the love story of two women. The reaction to Asch's work was divided between those who considered it to be groundbreaking and by others as traitorous. Here's a trailer from the Off Broadway production at Vineyard Theatre:
"Indecent" had its world premiere in October 2015 at Yale Repertory Theatre. The play then enjoyed an acclaimed run Off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre in spring 2016. Author Paula Vogel won the Pulitzer Prize for her play "How I Learned to Drive." This production of "Indecent" marks her Broadway debut.
Heart-stirring and haunting...Vogel and Taichman - each in an impressive Broadway debut - tell the story in vibrantly theatrical fashion. The ace ensemble breathes life into more than three dozen characters, with an array accents to match. "Indecent," covers a lot of territory in 100 unbroken minutes. It can be a bit diffuse. Still, the images are indelible. Be prepared for precipitation to fall from your own eyes.
"Indecent" is a play with music, and the production nods to Yiddish and epic theater, using deliberately self-conscious staging and direct calls to our social and moral conscience. [The] excellent ensemble...convey an exuberance and a sense of purpose, reminding us that art can motivate, agitate and uplift. In our own troubled century, there's at least some encouragement to be found there.