Rehearsals are underway for Theatre UCF’s production of Indecent, a story based on the real-life controversy surrounding the play God of Vengeance by Sholem Asch. When the show transferred to Broadway in 1923, the producer and cast members were arrested and convicted of obscenity for showing love between two women on stage.
Indecent tells the story of these events with a spotlight on the individuals who risked their careers and lives to reveal the truths behind the drama. Theatre UCF’s production will run from January 27 to February 6 as part of the 2021–2022 season.
“This play is about theater,” said Julia Listengarten, Theatre UCF’s artistic director. “It is about the power of art to re-envision what we know about the past in order to kind of move forward with perhaps a little more understanding and hope for a better future.”