INDECENT by Paula Vogel WHEN: June 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 at 7:30pm; June 23 and 30 at 2pmWHERE: The ARTS at Marks Garage, 1159 Nuuanu Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96817TICKETS:Tickets are $25 regular, $20 for seniors and military, and $15 for students. All seats are general admission. Some mature themes.Advance tickets (recommended) are available online via eventbrite.Use code EARLYBIRD for a $5 discount on first weekend performances only; must purchase before June 20. INFORMATION AND LINK TO TICKET PURCHASE:www.openhomeperformance.orgHawaii State Premiere ofINDECENT by Paula VogelThe Kiss that Shocked BroadwayCo-produced by The ARTS at Marks Garageand The Open Home Performance NetworkThe ARTS at Marks Garage and the Open Home Performance Network present the Hawaii state premiere of Indecent, the acclaimed 2017 Tony nominee for Best Play. Written by Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel and directed by Lurana Donnels OMalley, INDECENT tells the true story of the play which featured the first same-sex kiss on Broadway in 1923, leading to the arrest of its entire Yiddish theatre troupe for obscenity. Sean T.C. O'Malley is Music Director, and choreography is by Harmony Tesoro. INDECENT, a play with music and dance, centers on the story of Jewish writer Sholem Asch, his controversial play The God of Vengeance, and the many actors and theatremakers who were a part of the plays history. Indecent transports audiences across decades of time, through many locations and dozens of characters, weaving a story that is not only about Asch and his play, but one that is also about Jewish history, about culture and survival, and about censorship and oppression from both within and without a community. Director OMalley believes Oahu audiences will find many connections with this new work, stating, Local audiences should recognize a lot in the story of this Yiddish theatre troupe: the connection of language to culture, the need for freedom in artistic expression, the battle for representation and against stereotypes.INDECENT features a multicultural and multi-generational cast of 7 in multiple roles, and 2 onstage musicians. OMalley says, This is your chance to catch the Hawaii state premiere of one of Paula Vogels greatest plays, with an impressive group of local performers, in an intimate setting. OMalley also emphasizes that this play is about today, noting the timeliness of the issues and questions it raises. In a political climate when censorship and free speech, when antisemitism, intolerance, and bigotry against LGBTQ+ and immigrants are deeply relevant issues, OMalley hopes the play, in bringing to light some of the darker moments of world and U.S. history, will serve to remind audiences that this is a time when we need tolerance and we need to nourish our arts.