Reviewer Michelle Kaye Malsbury:
Michelle was born in Champaign, IL. Currently, she resides in Asheville, NC
and is in her second year of doctoral studies at Nova Southeastern
University in Ft. Lauderdale with specialization/concentration in
conflict resolution and peace studies. She has over six hundred
articles published on the web and one book published thus far with
many more in the wings. Hobbies include; reading, writing, music, and
playing with her Australian Cattle Dog, Abu.
Author: Paula Vogel
Theatre Communications Group
Obviously Vogel is woman worthy of notice on many fronts. I have endeavored to learn the art and craft of play-writing and must applaud this timely work from Paula Vogel. Indecent is taken from the 1923 work of Sholem Asch titled The God of Vengeance. She conducted a good bit of research before embarking on this journey.
This play depicts two women who are acting in the same play who are in love with one another and for the first time will celebrate this love on the stage in front of the world. The play has been welcomed in Germany and also to their Yiddish audiences. Finally performing it in English and on Broadway has been a little prickly. While they both find this a bit on the delicate side and scary, they also are so ready to see this to fruition. Will this play be a success? Will it be met with opposition?
I admit there were points where I felt the discomfort that the characters were feeling as I read this script. I enjoyed the Yiddish portions immensely. I recommend anyone interested in insight into the LGBT scenario and the Broadway scene to read this.