by Austin Playhouse

Apr. 14 - May. 14

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.

Indecent follows the journey of 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, The God of Vengeance 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.

Why we love it: “Indecent celebrates the love, magic, and hope of the theatre even in the face of insurmountable adversity.” – Austin Playhouse

by Paula Vogel

 AUSTIN PREMIERE directed by Lara Toner Haddock

by Paula Vogel
Austin Playhouse

April 14 - May 14, 2023
Austin Playhouse West Campus
405 W. 22nd Street
Austin, TX, 78705

April 21 - May 14, 2023

Thursdays - Sundays

Austin Playhouse West Campus

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