by Austin Playhouse

Sep. 11 - Sep. 27, 2022

Austin Playhouse is producing Indecent by Pulitzer-Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel. Dive into the fascinating true story of Sholem Asch’s controversial play The God of Vengeance and the passionate artists who risked everything to bring it to the stage. This dramatic tale with musical interludes follows a small theatre company as they tell us the story of Asch’s play from its origins in Poland 1907. The story about the daughter of a brothel owner who falls in love with one of her father’s prostitutes, was polarizing even at its inception, with many of Asch’s associates calling for him to burn it. Nevertheless, it achieved great success on the stages of Europe and in the Yiddish theatre scene of downtown New York City. But when an English-translation was attempted on Broadway, the play proved too scandalous for the general public, and the entire cast was arrested and charged with obscenity.

Indecent celebrates the love, magic, and hope of the theatre even in the face of insurmountable adversity.


The Stage Manager, Lemml: Ben Wolfe
Ingenue (Chana): Estrella Saldana
Ingenue (Avram): AJ Clauss
The Middle (Halina): Sarah Fleming Walker
The Middle (Mendel): Michael Ferstenfeld
The Elder (Vera): Babs George
The Elder (Otto): Huck Huckaby

Creative Team
Director: Lara Toner Haddock
Musical Director: Lyn Koenning
Choreographer: Adam Roberts
Stage Manager: Barry Miller
Asst. Stage Manager: Bernadette Nason
Asst. Director: Jennifer Sturley
Lighting Designer: Mark Novick
Sound Designer: Robert Fisher
Costume Designer: Diana Huckaby
Properties Designer: Jennifer Singletary

by Paula Vogel
Austin Playhouse

September 11 - September 27, 2022
Austin Playhouse
6001 Airport Boulevard
Austin, TX, 78752


Thursdays - Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 5 p.m. (no performance on Easter Sunday, April 12)

Tickets $18 - $36 plus service fees, available online HERE.