Rebecca Taichman's Tony Award-winning Broadway production about the controversial Sholem Asch play.
Sholem Asch's "The God of Vengeance" made big waves and posed great risks to those involved. Some saw it as a betrayal, others as a reflection of Jewish Culture. Those who created and performed in it put their lives and livelihoods on the line to do so. In this touching play, those brave creatives are centre stage. Cast includes Cory English ("She Loves Me", "Young Frankenstein") and Beverley Klein ("Young Chekhov Trilogy", "Summerfolk"). Directed by Rebecca Taichman.
The production finds new value in the word “ensemble” in what is possibly the best acted Menier staging since Patrick Marber’s magnificent reclamation of Travesties five years ago. Every one of the cast deftly fields a dense play, with Molly Osborne and Alexandra Silber both ... radiant.
Undercurrents of hope ripple through the texts, which blends comic and tragic in the same way that Christopher Akerlind makes chiaroscuro lighting wash across each scene, or choreographer David Dorfman goes from static passages to quaint choreography. A moving, memorable evening.
Though finishing in the 1950s, Indecent throws shadows beyond ... Parallels may ... be seen with the current cultural conflict over what should be said and by whom. Indecent is a brainy play staged with the panache of a musical.