The playwright, director and cast will be in residence at BRIC House Nov. 18–24, and the reading of Indecent will be held Nov. 24 at 7 PM, directed by Rebecca Taichman and presented in partnership with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Yale Repertory Theatre.
Here's how the reading is billed: "Indecent is inspired by the true events surrounding the controversial 1922 Broadway debut of Sholem Asch’s God of Vengeance – a play considered by many to be a seminal work of Jewish culture, by others, an act of traitorous libel. Alive with popular songs of the era, this deeply moving play charts the history of an incendiary work, the artists who risked their careers and lives to perform it, and the evolving identity of the culturally rich community that inspired its creation."
Vogel, a Pulitzer Prize winner, has written How I Learned to Drive, The Long Christmas Ride Home, The Mineola Twins, The Baltimore Waltz, Hot 'N' Throbbing, Desdemona, The Oldest Profession and A Civil War Christmas.
Taichman's directing credits include The Oldest Boy, The Luck of the Irish, Stage Kiss, Milk Like Sugar and Marie Antoinette.
The creative team includes musical director Andrew Resnick and stage manager Amanda Spooner. Casting will be announced at a later date. Indecent was commissioned by Yale Repertory Theatre and American Revolutions: the United States History Cycle at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and has been developed with the support of Yale’s Binger Center for New Theatre, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and La Jolla Playhouse.
BRIC House is located at 647 Fulton Street in downtown Brooklyn. Tickets to the reading are $10 and can be purchased by visiting BRICartsmedia.org or by calling OvationTix at (866) 811-4111.