April 30, 2017
By Dr. Leonard H. Golubchick LaborPress Entertainment Editor
Indecent” is based upon a play by Sholom Asch’s 1923 play “God of Vengeance”. On the opening night in 1923 the scandalous play (based upon the mores of the time) witnessed the cast and the producer being arrested on obscenity charges based upon the first kiss between two women on the Broadway stage.
Paul Vogel wrote this edge of the seat and entertaining show with humor, dance and music depicting the production history of the play, “God of Vengeance”. Mr. Vogel evokes images of a sprawling story which began in 1906 Warsaw. The Director Rebecca Tachman sensitively integrates the story and the performances to tell the story. Under Ms. Tachman’s direction the ensemble cast adds humor and uplifting Klezmer music to enliven the many characters played by the actors.
The hour and half of the play goes quickly and seamlessly. Although this is a small show it is large and mesmerizing in terms of the show’s voice and message of tolerance.