Indecent at Arena Stage Raul Colon
Performance Dates
In 1923, the Broadway debut of Sholem Asch’s Yiddish drama God of Vengeance set the stage for an explosive moment in its 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.

Production Information

Approximate Running Time
110 minutes


The Ingenue, Chana/Ensemble
The Ingenue, Avram/Asch/Ensemble
The Middle, Halina/Ensemble
The Middle, Mendel/Ensemble
The Elder, Vera/Ensemble
The Elder, Otto/Ensemble
Nelly Friedman/Musician/Ensemble
Mayer Balsam/Musician/Ensemble
Moriz Godowskly/Musician/Ensemble

Creative Team

Set Designer
Costume Designer
Choreographer for musicals
Musical Director
Sound Designer
Lighting Designer
Projections/Media Designer