The cast is set for Huntington Theatre Company and Center Theatre Group’s upcoming co-presentation of Paula Vogel’s Indecent. As previously reported, the production from Tony-winning director Rebecca Taichman heads to the Boston venue this spring, with performances running April 26 through May 25, followed by a run at CTG’s Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles June 5 through July 7.
Several members of the play’s Off-Broadway and Broadway engagements will reprise their performances, including Mimi Lieber (Act One), Steven Rattazzi (Public Theater’s Henry V), Richard Topol (The Normal Heart), Adina Verson (The Lucky Ones), and Grammy-winning musicians Matt Darriau (The Band’s Visit) and co-composer and music supervisor Lisa Gutkin.
Vogel’s play is inspired by the Sholem Asch play God of Vengeance, the 1923 Broadway production of which led to an indecency trial after depicting a love story between two women and a man vehemently questioning his Jewish faith. The ensemble-driven piece charts the play’s path from conception and development to its hushed stagings in the midst of the Holocaust and the resilient nature of theatre it championed.
Following a world premiere from La Jolla Playhouse and Yale Repertory Theatre, the play premiered Off-Broadway at the Vineyward Theatre before transferring to Broadway’s Cort. The Main Stem engagement earned a Tony Award for director Taichman. Though only running 128 performances, the play has found a significant life beyond Broadway through a Broadway HD filming and PBS broadcast, a cast recording, and myriad regional stagings.
Taichman’s production features choreography by David Dorfman, sets by Riccardo Hernandez, costumes by Emily Rebholz, sound design by Matt Hubbs, lighting design by Christopher Akerlind, and projections by Tal Yarden.