The title is simple enough: “Indecent.”
But who or what determines what’s decent and what isn’t? That’s the underlying premise that’s addressed by playwright Paula Vogel in this fascinating play with music. Directed by J. Barry Lewis at Palm Beach Dramaworks, with musical direction by Glen Rovinelli, “Indecent” revisits the reception of Sholem Asch’s, “God of Vengeance” in 1923, when an entire theater company was hauled into court on charges of indecency for presenting a play that had already been produced without incident in Europe since 1907. What provoked such moral outrage on that occasion? Was it the subject matter of Asch’s play–which Vogel deftly references–or was it something else? And what consequences did that uproar rain upon the heads of those caught in the furor? Find out at Palm Beach Dramaworks, theater worth thinking about.
Preview nights: October 17, 18 ($55). Opening night: October 19 ($90).
All other performances, $75. (561) 514-4042 or Box Office