May 15, 16, 22, 23 at 7pm
May 17, 24 at 2pm
Hammond Hall, Winter Harbor
Directed by Andrew Simon The Barn Arts Collective
Musical Direction by Cherie Magnello
When Sholem Asch wrote GOD OF VENGEANCE in 1907, he didn’t imagine the height of controversy the play would eventually reach. Performing at first in Yiddish and German, the play’s subject matter wasn’t deemed contentious until it was produced in English, when the American audiences were scandalized by the onstage depiction of an amorous affair between two women. Paula Vogel’s newest work traces the trajectory of the show’s success through its tour in Europe to its abrupt and explosive demise on Broadway in 1923 – including the arrest of the entire production’s cast and crew.
“Revelatory. . . As intimate and immediate as a whispered secret. Vogel’s play thrums with music, desire, and fear, and it’s shrewd about the ways in which America isn’t free, and about how art does and doesn’t transcend the perils winds of history.” NEW YORKER.
“Rich in sympathy and humor, INDECENT has the scope of an epic but the intimacy of a chamber piece It celebrates and illustrates the power of theater.” TIME OUT NEW YORK.
The Meetinghouse Theatre Lab is dedicated to creating an ensemble of performance artists who come together to excite the senses, push the limits, and transform the definition of create with the aim of growing as performers and enriching the humanity of all involved.