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"How do we suppress art, and why?" This Tony Award-winning piece by Pulitzer Prize-winner Paula Vogel tells the story of a Yiddish play called "God of Vengeance," its controversial 1923 Broadway debut, what led up to it, and what followed. With its powerful tale of a pious Jew and a beautiful love scene between two women, some saw "God of Vengeance" as a seminal work of Jewish culture. Others thought it an act of traitorous libel, speaking out against the play during its Broadway run, which eventually led to the actors being brought up on obscenity charges and forced out of work as the play shuttered. Using an ensemble of seven and three live musicians, INDECENT imagines the story of the people who fought, for love, identity, and art, refusing, in a terrifying time, to be silenced.
*Note: Please see content advisory for information on age-appropriateness. A study guide will also be available in early January.
Wisconsin Union Theater, Wisconsin Humanities Council, Dane Arts, Vogel Bros., Electronic Theatre Controls, New Harvest Foundation, Roost Realty