19:45, Tue 31st January – Sat 4th February 2023 at ADC Theatre
Lent Week 2
In 1906 Sholem Asch wrote a play about a young woman who falls in love with a sex-worker working in her father's brothel. In 2015 Pulitzer Prize winning author Paula Vogel wrote a play that brought Asch's story, and the world in which he lived, to life.
Indecent brings the haunting legacy of Jewish life at the beginning of the 20th century to the stage, confronting its pain, complexity and beauty. It is a play about immigration, displacement and the pain of losing one’s home. It also asks us what place theatre might have in the midst of suffering.
“I am done being in a country that laughs at the way I speak. They say America is free? What do you know here is free? All over Europe we did this play with no Cossacks shutting us down. Berlin, Moscow, Odessa—everywhere there is theater!”