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Dan Norman

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Indecent

Every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., and Sat. from Feb. 17-March 24
7:30 p.m.
Every Sat. from March 3-24
1 p.m.
Every Sun. from Feb. 18-25
7 p.m.
$29-$77; $15 previews
Theater

In the world of theater, a tension has always existed between artistic vision and commercial prospects. Such a situation is explored in Paula Vogel’sIndecent, a dramatic reenactment of the controversy that arose from the Broadway premiere of Sholem Asch’s culturally defiant God of Vengeance. Concerning a Jewish brothel owner whose aspirations are dashed when his daughter falls in love with a prostitute, God of Vengeance served as a provocative exploration of morality and faith. Indecent recounts the fascinating history of the work, from its original conception through its contentious reception, including the excisions made to placate offended sensibilities. Vogel depicts this influential work as being an emblem of the expressive yearning that drives all great art. Under the direction of Wendy C. Goldberg, this production boasts an ensemble of seven actors and three musicians juggling some 40-odd roles.