The Arden Theatre Company’s INDECENT Gives Philadelphia Audiences the First Chance to Experience Paula Vogel’s Play with Music.

Fresh from Broadway, this regional premiere is directed by Rebecca Wright.

The Arden Theatre Company closes its 2018-19 season with the regional premiere of a fresh from Broadway blockbuster. Paula Vogel’s INDECENT, a new play with music, will take to the F. Otto Haas stage starting May 22, 2019.  Opening night is Wednesday, May 29 at 7PM.


“We’re thrilled to be bringing Paula Vogel’s brilliant INDECENT to our stage, directed by the extraordinary Rebecca Wright,” said Artistic Director Terry Nolen.  “This is a story that is both epic and intimate – historical and theatrical – filled with music and the ache of living and the power of creation.  This is a story that needs to be told, and we’re honored to be sharing it with Philadelphia audiences.”


Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel’s critically acclaimed work is inspired by real events surrounding the creation of the controversial Yiddish play GOD OF VENGEANCE, seen by some as a seminal work of Jewish culture and by others as an act of libel.  INDECENT is a deeply-moving celebration that follows the path of the artists who risked their careers and lives to perform it.


After a limited engagement Off-Broadway in 2016, INDECENT transferred to Broadway’s Cort Theatre in 2017, where the production won two Tony Awards, and was also nominated for Best Play.  The original production also won Obie, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards.


The Arden production will be directed by Rebecca Wright, and features Doug Hara as Lemml, Michaela Shuchman as Chana, Jaime Maseda as Avram, Leah Walton as Halina, Ross Benchley as Mendel, MB Scallen as Vera, and David Ingram as Otto.  Performances begin May 22 and will run through June 23, 2019.  Single tickets are currently available at Arden



Arden Theatre Company presents


By Paula Vogel

Directed by Rebecca Wright

May 22 through June 23, 2019

40 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA

Tickets start at $18

Photo by Wide Eyed Studios

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