by Paula Vogel
Directed by Artistic Director Brent Hazelton**
March 10 - 27, 2022 | Cabot Theatre
Rachael Zientek &
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.
Jonathan Gillard Daly*, Elyse Edelman*, Angela Iannone*, James Ridge*, Eric Schabla*, Eric Damon Smith*, Rachael Zientek
CONTINUING THE CONVERSATION
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.
Thank you to our generous production sponsors
Julie Anding and Lisa Kornetsky
Joseph and Gwenn Graboyes