What: a historical, semi-nonfiction play produced by the student theater company Rude Mechanicals
- Friday, December 9, 8:00pm
- Saturday, December 10, 8:00pm
- Sunday, December 11, 2:00pm
Where: Arthur Miller Theater (North Campus, map)
Indecent follows the tumultuous story of another play, God of Vengeance, which was written by the Polish-Jewish playwright Sholem Asch in 1906. The story is grand in scope, sweeping from the origins of God of Vengeance in 1906, to its production in Europe, to the devastating effects of xenophobia, antisemitism, homophobia, and censorship during its attempted production in the United States, and finally detailing the lingering effects of the play on its actors and authors during the Holocaust and into the 1950s. The Rude Mechanicals are a student theater company emphasizing creative innovation on classic plays, where students take charge in the entire production process. I am excited to see how they interpret this play with its richly layered themes which feel increasingly salient today.