Photos: First Look at the Toronto Premiere of INDECENT at the CAA Theatre

The Tony Award-winning play INDECENT is the first show in the 2022-23 Off-Mirvish season and is now onstage until November 6, 2022 at the CAA Theatre.

By: Oct. 17, 2022
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David Mirvish is presenting the long-anticipated Toronto premiere of Studio 180 Theatre's production of INDECENT directed by Joel Greenberg - the same company and director who have created such successful past Off-Mirvish productions as Clybourne Park, Oslo and King Charles III - featuring a cast of 10 of the country's finest artists who portray more than 40 characters as they bring to dramatic life this story about the transformative power of theatre.

Get a first look at photos below!

The Tony Award®-winning play INDECENT is the first show in the 2022-23 Off-Mirvish season and is now onstage until November 6, 2022 at the CAA Theatre.

The cast of INDECENT includes Matt Baram, Jonathan Gould, Jessica Greenberg, Tracy Michailidis, Dov Mickelson, Sarah Orenstein, Nicholas Rice, Emilyn Stam, John David Williams and Laetitia Francoz-Lévesque.

INDECENT by Paula Vogel, is directed by Joel Greenberg; with set design by Ken Mackenzie; costume design by Michelle Tracey; lighting by Kimberly Purtell; projection by Cameron Davis; sound design by Thomas Ryder Payne; properties by Chynah Philadelphia, and Score and Original Music by Lisa Gutkin and Aaron Halva. The Stage Managers are Laura Baxter and Karli Feldman.


ABOUT THE PLAY

In 1923, after highly celebrated and groundbreaking productions in Europe, the Broadway debut of Sholem Asch's drama God of Vengeance set the stage for an explosive moment in theatrical history when it finally opened on Broadway. What European audiences had found brilliant, dazzling and moving, Broadway audiences responded with shock and disgust. The entire cast was arrested and charged with obscenity. Suddenly this evocative work of Jewish culture that explores religious hypocrisy, among other social issues, was a cause célèbre. The evocative work of Jewish culture was praised and criticized for taboo themes of censorship, immigration, and anti-Semitism.

In 2015, inspired by these true events and the controversy of God of Vengeance on Broadway, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel debuted a play about this explosive moment in theatre history. Premiering at Yale Repertory Theatre, she called her play INDECENT. Combining music, song, dance and comedy, INDECENT takes us behind-the-scenes to tell the true story of this forgotten controversy and the courageous artists who risked their careers and lives to perform a work deemed "indecent." The play explores the nature of theatre, anti-Semitism, censorship, politics, homophobia and true love.

This production of INDECENT marks the 20th Anniversary season of Studio 180.

Photo credit: Cylla von Tiedemann

Photos: First Look at the Toronto Premiere of INDECENT at the CAA Theatre
The company

Photos: First Look at the Toronto Premiere of INDECENT at the CAA Theatre
Nicholas Rice, Tracy Michailidis, Jessica Greenberg

Photos: First Look at the Toronto Premiere of INDECENT at the CAA Theatre
The company

Photos: First Look at the Toronto Premiere of INDECENT at the CAA Theatre
Dov Mickelson, Tracy Michailidis, Jessica Greenberg

Photos: First Look at the Toronto Premiere of INDECENT at the CAA Theatre
Jonathan Gould, Jessica Greenberg

Photos: First Look at the Toronto Premiere of INDECENT at the CAA Theatre
Laetitia Francoz-Lévesque, John David Williams, Emilyn Stam

Photos: First Look at the Toronto Premiere of INDECENT at the CAA Theatre
The company

Photos: First Look at the Toronto Premiere of INDECENT at the CAA Theatre
Matt Baram, Sarah Orenstein

Photos: First Look at the Toronto Premiere of INDECENT at the CAA Theatre
Tracy Michailidis, Jessica Greenberg, Nicholas Rice

Photos: First Look at the Toronto Premiere of INDECENT at the CAA Theatre
Tracy Michailidis, Jessica Greenberg

Photos: First Look at the Toronto Premiere of INDECENT at the CAA Theatre
Jonathan Gould, Matt Baram

Photos: First Look at the Toronto Premiere of INDECENT at the CAA Theatre
Tracy Michailidis, Jessica Greenberg

Photos: First Look at the Toronto Premiere of INDECENT at the CAA Theatre
Sarah Orenstein, Nicholas Rice, Jessica Greenberg

Photos: First Look at the Toronto Premiere of INDECENT at the CAA Theatre
John David Williams, Emilyn Stam, Laetitia Francoz-Lévesque, Matt Baram, Jessica Greenberg, Jonathan Gould, Nicholas Rice




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