A co-production with Profile Theatre in association with Portland State University

by Paula Vogel
directed by Josh Hecht

February 19, 2020 – March 8, 2020

PSU: Lincoln Hall

Sholem Asch’s play The God of Vengeance made a splash on Broadway in 1923, when it was shut down after six weeks of running, and all of the actors were arrested on charges of obscenity. Pulitzer-prize winning playwright Paula Vogel weaves scenes of Asch’s play with the imagined conversations of the risk-taking company that brought the script to the stage. Indecent is a riveting backstage drama filled with music, the history of Jewish theatre, and stage magic.


Awards for Paula Vogel

2013 Inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame

1999 PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theatre Award

1998 Pulitzer Prize for Drama (How I Learned to Drive)

1997 Obie Award for Playwriting (How I Learned to Drive)

1992 Obie Award for Best New American Play (The Baltimore Waltz)


“beautiful stage pictures give way to quiet, devastating moments of realism”
– Dan Jakes, Chicago 


Cast and Production Team


Josh Hecht


More Info

Open Captioning 5 Open Captioned Matinee: Mar 7

handicapped2 Wheelchair seating: Call the box office at 503.241.1278 to reserve.

audiodescribed2 Digital FM hearing systems are available.