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

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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.

Recommended for ages 13 and up.

Music Director and Sound Designer
Stage Management
Scenic and Video Design

Lighting Design
Costume Design
Properties Design

Dialect Coaching

Elyse Edelman*, Angela Iannone*, James Ridge*, Eric Damon Smith*, Rachael Zientek
Christie Chiles Twillie
Bailey Wegner*
Madelyn Yee
Noele Stollmack***
Kim Instenes
Jim Guy
Raeleen McMillion
Joel Berkowitz


*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.




ViewPoints - March 23

Talkbacks - March 17, March 24

Talk Theatre - March 16


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Thank you to our generous production sponsors






Robert Balderson

Max and Marni Seigle

Associate Producers

Julie Anding and Lisa Kornetsky

Joseph and Gwenn Graboyes

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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