by Paula Vogel
Directed by Artistic Director Brent Hazelton**
March 10 - 27, 2022 | Cabot Theatre

Rachael Zientek &

Elyse Edelman

An essential affirmation of the resilience of the human spirit

A sensation from its 1906 premiere onward, Sholem Asch’s THE GOD OF VENGEANCE became the first play to be translated from Yiddish and professionally staged across Europe.  Hailed on the continent for its rebuttal of religious hypocrisy and its honest, joyous depiction of a same-sex relationship, the play was shut down upon its Broadway debut.  Following Asch’s play through the first five decades of the Twentieth Century, Pulitzer Prize-winner Paula Vogel’s celebration of love and art, featuring an onstage klezmer band, honors those who brought THE GOD OF VENGEANCE to the stage—and who paid for it, in some cases, with their lives.

Stage Management
Scenic Design

Lighting Design
Costume Design
Dialect Coaching

Jonathan Gillard Daly*, Elyse Edelman*, Angela Iannone*, James Ridge*, Eric Schabla*, Eric Damon Smith*, Rachael Zientek
Bailey Wegner*
Madelyn Yee
Noele Stollmack***
Kim Instenes
Raeleen McMillion
Joel Berkowitz


ViewPoints - February 2

Talkbacks - March 17, March 23

Talk Theatre - March 16


*Appearing through an Agreement between this theatre, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, and Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.



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Thank you to our generous production sponsors



Robert Balderson

Associate Producers

Julie Anding and Lisa Kornetsky

Joseph and Gwenn Graboyes

Original Broadway Production produced by Daryl Roth, Elizabeth I. McCann, and Cody Lassen


INDECENT was produced by the Vineyard Theatre

(Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern, Artistic Directors; Jennifer Garvey-Blackwell, Executive Director)

New York City, Spring, 2016


INDECENT was commissioned by Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven, Connecticut

(James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director),


Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Ashland, Oregon

(Bill Rauch, Artistic Director, Paul Nicholson, Executive Director)


Originally produced by

Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven, Connecticut

(James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director)


La Jolla Playhouse, La Jolla, California

(Christopher Ashley, Artistic Director; Michael S. Rosenberg, Managing Director)


INDECENT under the then title of “The Vengeance Project” was developed, in part,

at the 2013 Sundance Institute Theatre Lab at the Sundance Resort