God of Vengeance to Return Off-Broadway

Off-Broadway News   God of Vengeance to Return Off-Broadway
The New Yiddish Rep revival of the play that inspired Indecent will play an encore engagement at Theatre at St. Clement’s.
Shayna Schmidt and Melissa Weisz Ronald Glassman

New Yiddish Rep has announced an encore engagement of Sholem Asch’s God of Vengeance, the once-notorious play recognized for featuring the first lesbian kiss on Broadway in 1923. The production, presented in Yiddish with English supertitles, concluded its Off-Broadway engagement at La MaMa in January, and will return for a second run at Theatre at St. Clement’s.

God of Vengeance will play March 14–27 at Theatre at St. Clement’s. The show will be re-staged and adapted by director Aaron Beall.

The play tells the story of a brothel owner’s attempt to marry off his daughter to lead a more religious life, only to have her drawn back into the world he tried to shield her from. God of Vengeance is at the center of Paula Vogel and Rebecca Taichman’s Broadway-bound Indecent, set to begin previews April 4 at the Cort Theatre.

Reprising their lead roles for the return engagement are Shane Baker as brothel owner Yankl Tchaftchovitch and David Mandlebaum as Reb Eli, as well as Shayna Schmidt and Melissa Weisz as the lesbian lovers.

Luzer Twersky, Eli Rosen, Caraid O’Brien, Amy Coleman, and Mira Kessler will also return to the cast. The new production design team will be announced at a later date. Eleanor Reissa directed the original revival at La MaMa.

For tickets and more information, visit newyiddishrep.org or call (800) 838-3006.


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