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Timeless Masterpiece

Indecent

  • Credits

    Playwright
    Paula Vogel

    Directed by
    Eric Rosen

    Co-production with
    Baltimore Center Stage
    and Kansas City
    Repertory

  • Location

    The Kreeger Theater

“A heart-stirring reminder of the power of art.”

– Daily News

Indecent is generously sponsored by Ilene and Steven Rosenthal.

In 1923, the Broadway debut of Sholem Asch’s Yiddish drama God of Vengeance set the stage for an explosive moment in theatrical history. The evocative work of Jewish culture was praised and criticized for taboo themes of censorship, immigration and anti-Semitism. Inspired by these true events and the controversy, Pulitzer Prize-winner Paula Vogel tells the behind-the-scenes story of the courageous artists who risked their careers and lives to perform a work deemed “indecent.” “Brimming with good faith” (New York Times), this Tony Award-winning intimate and enchanting play filled with music and dance is a testament to the transformative power of art that is timelier than ever before.

Cast

BEN CHERRY

Lemml

SUSAN LYNSKEY

The Middle:Halina / Ensemble

JOHN MILOSICH

Moriz Godowsky / Musician / Ensemble

VICTOR RAIDER-WEXLER

The Elder:Otto / Ensemble

SUSAN ROME

The Elder:Vera / Ensemble

EMILY SHACKELFORD

The Ingenue:Chana / Ensemble

MARYN SHAW

Nelly Friedman / Musician / Ensemble

ALEXANDER SOVRONSKY

Mayer Balsam / Musician / Ensemble

ETHAN WATERMEIER

The Middle: Mendel / Ensemble

MAX WOLKOWITZ

The Ingenue:Avram / Ensemble

Creative

PAULA VOGEL

Playwright

ERIC ROSEN

Director

ALEXANDER SOVRONSKY

Music Direction and Original Music

In The News

Broadway World

Full cast and creative team announced for Indecent

Washington Post

Paula Vogel is back at it again

Washington Post

Arena Stage looks into history for inspiration in 2018/19 season

American Theatre Magazine

Arena’s 2018-19 Season to Feature New Tom Kitt/Nell Benjamin Musical

Playbill

The 69th lineup at the Washington, D.C. venue will also include the a cappella musical Jubilee and Junk.

Accessible Performances

Audio Described
Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 2 p.m. purchase

Open Captioned
Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 8 p.m. purchase
Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 2 p.m. purchase
Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. purchase

Events

Post-Show Discussions
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 12 p.m.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 12 p.m.
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 12 p.m.
Thursday, December 27, 2018 at 8 p.m.