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Indecent - ePublication

Full Length, Drama/Play with Music
4 men, 3 women (doubling)
Total Cast: 7, Flexible Set
ISBN-13: 978-0-8222-3601-6


MIN. PERFORMANCE FEE: $130 per performance. SPECIAL NOTE ON MUSIC: The original music by Lisa Gutkin and Aaron Halva is required for production. The nonprofessional fee for the use of this music is $40.00 per performance. The songs "Bei Mir Bist Du Schon", “Ich Hab Noch Einen Koffer in Berlin”, “Oklahoma” and “Weigala” are required for production; an additional fee of $40.00 per nonprofessional performance will be added.
The instrumentation for INDECENT includes accordion, baritone ukulele, wood block, clarinet, bass clarinet, tin whistle, violin, mandolin, hi-hat, and vocals. For information about alternate instrumentations, please email View a perusal score online by clicking here: Indecent—Perusal Score

THE STORY: INDECENT, by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel, is a deeply moving play inspired by the true events surrounding the controversial 1923 Broadway debut of Sholem Asch’s God of Vengeance—a play seen by some as a seminal work of Jewish culture, and by others as an act of traitorous libel. INDECENT charts the history of an incendiary drama and the path of the artists who risked their careers and lives to perform it.
“This powerful drama by Paula Vogel sheds light on a time when history, Jewish culture and the depiction of lesbian love explosively intersected.” —The New York Times.

“…[a] riveting backstage drama…” —The New Yorker.

“…marvelous…more than just the re-telling of a long forgotten gem, INDECENT melds fact and fiction with the kind of insight and emotional depth that comes from theatre at its most poetic.” —NY1.

“INDECENT ranks as a must-see for anyone who cares about the important legacy of Yiddish theater, or of theater in general. …we are indebted to Vogel…for reminding us of a brave play that fearlessly told the world there’s nothing indecent about love.” —TheaterMania.